#1
ok so i have been playing guitar for about 2 years on and off. recently i have been interested in writing my own songs. I know power chords like the back of my hand and a few open chords. i have never studied music theory or taken basic lessons so im not too familiar with scales/keys and chord families. my goal is to write a good sounding punk rock song using power chords but im having trouble. i listen to a lot of sum 41 and green day which is pretty much all power chords but it still sounds orgasmic. when i try to write my own songs i cant seem to get the (power) chords to "fuse" with one another.
is there a way to know what power chords go with each other similar to they way scales help you play open chords that sound good together?
and is there a website or something i could use as a reference to writing songs with power chords?
thanks guys!
#2
just curious, where did you learn how to get good with power chords? I actually wanted to get better at playing and improvising with power chords..
#3
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just curious, where did you learn how to get good with power chords? I actually wanted to get better at playing and improvising with power chords..

play green day songs over and over. thats how i learned.
#4
A power chord is just a different representation of a chord; so it's still an A, B, C, D, E, F, G or a sharp/flat of that form. Learn music theory or fiddle around until you just learn stuff.

Also, this is the wrong place to ask that, since its a Music theory question. Please read the rules before you post, and I'd try the Musician's Talk section.

Thanks,

-zC