how is power chord denoted?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by dj_erik, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. dj_erik

    dj_erik New Member

    eg: GM is the g major chord so if i want to play play G power chord should i write G5.... me is confused?
    wat notations r given for power chords?
    is there any sequence in power chord by shift'g onee place of da fret.... lik we play normal chords F,F#,G,G#............
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Yeah you pretty much hit the nail on the head.

    G5 means playing G and the fifth note i.e. D
    these notes together make the power chord G5
  3. Saptashaw

    Saptashaw PRO Tabber

    Hold the G barre chord and play only strings 6,5,4. Like barre chords, these are also movable.
  4. dj_erik

    dj_erik New Member

    so if i play strigs 6,5,4 the is it power chord????
  5. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Power chord is nothing but root and fifth .. so for D power chord you write D5 .......
  6. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    @dj_erik: remember power chords dont sound too good on acoustic -- they're 'meant to' be played on electric.
    Also you gotta strum 3 strings alone. Go thru the artice - given below -- dont worry its a short 1 page article -- and I hope u'll be pretty happy after reading it! -- it'll also answer ur question about the sequence in which u play power chords on the fret-board [basically u just gotta be familiar with the positioning of the keys on the 6th and 5th strings - and u use these keys as the position of the root node and place ur index finger accordingly]]

    so chk out:
  7. dj_erik

    dj_erik New Member

    wonderful i can play my own power chords....
    must c for alll....
    hats off to sixstrings.....and also others lik alpha ...sapta shaw ...nanda...

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