#1
hey

Im writing rock songs but the chords/powerchords I use either sound Emo or heavy metal and I cant get the sort of bon jovish effect I need. any ideas?
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#2
use more of an overdrive rather than a distortion? use less palm muting? use some major and minor chords too?
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#3
yeah, I use overdrive and I use open chords but it sounds too punkish
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#4
Get yourself a book of chords. Learn as many as you can, and pick ones to suit the sound you're looking for.

Also, a lot of the song's tone can be controlled by the phrasing.
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#5
^ agreed, on the phrasing. I frequently use the same amp settings for punk/rock/metal etc., I just vary how I play to make it sound different. also, just learn a pile of bon jovi songs, you'll pick up the tricks of the trade in no time...
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#6
Hello use bar chords they give you a power chord low but there correct if you play them right you get G,B,and,e.
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#7
I see. I have a couple of tab Books from them and they seem to favor Cadd9 and all the the gay ones like that lol but its order I guess.
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