#1
do you just strum the strings with notes or do you strum all the strings? Just wondering because im trying to play some regular songs on acoustic and not sure if when your playing power chords acoustically you should strum all the strings or not.
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#2
No, the whole point of it being a power chord is that you only have the root, the 5th and the octave.

If you're trying to play songs on an acoustic, you'd be better off using the full chord instead of the power chord.
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#3
Yeah, power chords werent made for an accoustic, although they can sound ok sometimes.

When playing power chords you need to be muting the remaining three strings
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Quote by LivinJoke84
Yeah, power chords werent made for an accoustic, although they can sound ok sometimes.

When playing power chords you need to be muting the remaining three strings

yea i tried that and they sound pretty good on acoustic when muted
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#6
Not sure what you mean... Do you mean play them like:

x
x
x
3
3
1

or do you mean play them like

0
0
0
3
3
1

The first example is how you should pl;ay them, BUT, if you're asking if you should strum all the strings or just the three that you have fretted it doesn't really matter.
Also, Polly by nirvana is all acoustic power chords if you're looking for songs.
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#7
Quote by unicornfist
Not sure what you mean... Do you mean play them like:

x
x
x
3
3
1

or do you mean play them like

0
0
0
3
3
1

The first example is how you should pl;ay them, BUT, if you're asking if you should strum all the strings or just the three that you have fretted it doesn't really matter.
Also, Polly by nirvana is all acoustic power chords if you're looking for songs.
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What is the easist way to mute the other strings, i dont know if i could mute them with the rest of my fingers because i play most power chords index and ring finger or index ring and pinkey or would you just palm mute?
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#9
TS, you could just not hit those strings that aren't used in the power chord.
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#10
Quote by rockingamer2
TS, you could just not hit those strings that aren't used in the power chord.

dude, its pretty tough when you're not muting the other strings, especially in fast chord changes.

x
x
x
3
3
1

that is a great way to play a power chord. its how most people do it (kurt cobain being my favorite of those people :P)