#1
What is the proper way to play them? I.e
E-1
A-3
Or
E-1
A-3
D-3
I could ask my guitar teacher but won't see him until next weekend. Asking because I've saw tabs written both ways for same song. (Postmortem)
#2
Either the above are fine, and used. The second one is just adding the octave of the bass note.

Another nice one also is

E-1
A-1 ========== the root
D-3

BTW: you're writing the chords upside down to how we normally do it (so I copied you).

Should put the bass string at the bottom of the "diagram" Like so...

E: -
B: -
G: -
D: 3
A: 1
E: 1
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Last edited by jerrykramskoy at Nov 20, 2016,
#4
jerrykramskoy

Would it be right to call any collection of root and 5ths a power chord, eg G5 3x0033, or is there a distinction between "5"and power chords?
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#5
Yep, you could do it that way. You can also do an inverted power chord on the same fret, in this case 113xxx, which would be a Bb power chord with an F bass.