#1
Im writting a song and i was wondering if there is any more shapes other than the two and three string power chord and if you have to play them on the first three strings, and how many octave shapes are there?
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#2
one thing i like is to take just a plain old octave shape and add a major/minor third to give it more feeling.
#3
You can make them have different shapes, but the only two notes you need for a power chord are a root and a fifth. It would seem almost inconvenient to play them with a different position. However, if you really need to, you could play one like

------
------
------
----2-
------
----5-

and use that shape.
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#4
Assuming you are in standard tuning, these are the power chord shapes for each string

E|--------------------8---
B|------------8------7---
G|------7----7------5---
D|7----7----5-----------
A|7----5-----------------
E|5-----------------------

If you don't want all three strings, just play the bottom two, and that is the root and 5th.

As for octaves, take out the middle note in each of those chords
#5
Quote by Darkness in Zero
Assuming you are in standard tuning, these are the power chord shapes for each string

E|--------------------8---
B|------------8------8---
G|------7----7------5---
D|7----7----5-----------
A|7----5-----------------
E|5-----------------------

If you don't want all three strings, just play the bottom two, and that is the root and 5th.

As for octaves, take out the middle note in each of those chords


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#6
e|-
B|3
G|2
D|0
A|0
D|0

5 string power chord in Drop D
Last edited by 37 Narwhals at Oct 30, 2011,
#8
I use this one sometimes:

x
10
9
7
7
x

It's an A5. Movable shape.
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#9
---------0-12-5
-------1-0-10-3
-----0-0---9--2
---0-0-----7--0
-0-0-------7
-0---------0

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e|5
B|3
G|2
D|0
A|0
D|0
6 string power chord XD

That sounds epic!
Last edited by mdc at Oct 31, 2011,
#10
You can play a power chord with the fifth in the bass:

e|-
B|-
G|-
D|5
A|5
E|-


That would be a G power chord.