#1
when you play power chords on acpustic guitar, should you play the chord with all strings? for instance:

--------------------0
--------------------0
--------------------5
--------------------5
--------------------3
--------------------x
Last edited by Minoroffense at Jul 7, 2007,
#2
Usually acoustic powerchords would be like


----x
----4
----5
----5
----3
----x
Who dat?
#3
no, then its not a power chord anymore.

power chords are just a note and its fifth.

so
--------
----4--
----5--
----5--
----3--
--------

would not be a power chord because it contains an Eb, making that a Cm chord.
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#4
^^^ No, and ^^ no. First off, neither of those are power chords. If you're playing power chords, you play power chords, not the power chord shape with all the other strings and not a minor chord.
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#5
^^ What he said. Just root and fifth. You can play anything on acoustic...
#7
Why would you change the chord just because its on an acoustic?
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Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




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#8
You shouldn't play power chords on an acoustic, imo, it sounds boring. The chord you tabbed is Cmaj7. You can play that to add a kind of "spacy" sound to a progression in a key that contains E and B. Learn some stuff about chord construction and progressions. You should probably stick to major and minor chords, considering what you know about theory.
Last edited by werty22 at Jul 7, 2007,
#11
Anything you could play on an electric, you can play on an acoustic. It just might be harder. Exceptions are anything using a whammy bar.
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#12
bam, look it's a power chord omfg

e--X------------------------------------
B--X-----------------------------------
G--X------------------------------------
D--7------------------------------------
A--5------------------------------------
E--X------------------------------------
#14
I don't even understand why this is being debated? Lol.

If you play a powerchord on an electric, play it the same on the Acoustic.

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#15
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I don't even understand why this is being debated? Lol.

If you play a powerchord on an electric, play it the same on the Acoustic.

-sc00t


Well said!

Mod should close thread tbh!
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Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




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#16
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Wouldn't that be just a double stop?


Double stop is basically a term that means nothing with regards to music theory, if by double stop you mean two strings played at once then yes, but otherwise not: it's a two-note chord voicing or Diad as opposed to the more traditional three note voicing or triad.
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