Power chords

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by roshan kindo, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. roshan kindo

    roshan kindo New Member

    :nw: hi everyone,

    I am new to this site, and i want to know about power chords.
    give me tabbed figure.its very uegent.

    roshan kindo :beer:
     
  2. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

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    means B5 (power chord of the chord B)

    you basically add the tonic(first), dominant(fifth) and the octave(eighth) notes in order to obtain a power chord. but in a nutshell power chords are the chords that are played that contain the tonic and its dominant.

    search power chords in this forum for more info.
     
  3. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    add as in raise?
     
  4. shak

    shak Harrr!

    @rabi
    tonic being the root note? right?(i hope i am right..cuz i am not good at theory)
     
  5. nadish

    nadish Active Member

    Just 1 chord???? Is it enough for begineers???
     
  6. shak

    shak Harrr!

    rabi gave the formula ... you can make any power chord using that formula!
    root+dominant+octave = (root)5 power chord
     
  7. Orange Guitar

    Orange Guitar IGT's ALLROUNDER

    Shahrukh! can u explain this thing.
     
  8. shak

    shak Harrr!

    of course i can... first you need to know what intervals are ...cehck this thread by tejas
    http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?t=6183

    once you know the intervals then simply follow this:

    say for example you need a c5 power chord .. so c note will form your root note..therefore

    C D E F A B C

    here first C (in bold) is your root note ... the A (in bold) is your 5th ... now you can leave it here .. this will give you 2 note power chord ...but to complete the chord .. the 3rd C (in bold) will give you the octave ...so you get back from where you started ... this c,a and c give you a power chord ... now where to play this chord ?... the simple answer is: anywhere on the fret board where you can reach these three notes with your fingers !!! ...for example 8th fret on low-e 10th fret on A-string and 10th fret on d-string...or take the root note on 5th string ...so 3rd fret on 5th string 5th frets on 3rd and 4th strings .... you can even shift the chord towards the bridge ... just add 12 frets!!
     
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  9. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    which Scales can b used with the power chords...???
     
  10. shak

    shak Harrr!

    ^ all scales ... but i prefer penatonics
     
  11. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    well i thin pentatonic n Mjor scales wud b best
     
  12. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    yeah, i love pentatonics.
    They seem to have more emotion in them. On the other hand with major scales i just keep on doing runs/patterns. I guess i need to practise improvisation more.
     
  13. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    i dont want to explain because people should be using the SEARCH feature. Plus for greater convenience if you scroll down to the bottom of this thread you'll see links.
     
  14. Orange Guitar

    Orange Guitar IGT's ALLROUNDER

    @ shahrukh : can u post net links abt this. plz.. explanation u gave was good n' nice.
     
  15. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    i read on a site that power chords are easy to play with only 2 fingers....i find it comfy with 3....

    is it more helpful to play with 2?
     
  16. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    U said it urself, if u find playing with 3 easier then use it.
     
  17. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    ok dokie i guess i will then
     

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