#1
Hey Guys,

I'm in need of some heavy sounding (like heavy punk/metal) chords that are perfect for angry songs? Just any you know of thanks.
#3
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Theres these things called power chords which suit your description pretty well...



Yeah man, I wish people used them more often...
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#4
Haha I need something more then them, Im sick of em to tell ya the truth. I mainly use em..Oh Noes! Green Day Fan! :O *Here come the flammers* lol

Are there any other chords that sound real heavy?
#5
This wreaks of sarcasm....but yeah, basically, power chords. or if you're feeling really adventurous and don't overuse it, you could flatten that 5th by a semitone to make a diminished 5th! ie. 577xxx = power chord, 567xxx = dim5 chord (i think, unsure of the name)
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#6
do you mean chords or a chord progression?

use a minor key and some powerchords. ta-da.
#7
I remembered this article I read about metal chords a while ago:
http://www.guitarnoise.com/article.php?id=333

That pretty much covers the basics
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#9
Try Maj7th chords without the octave added and without the 5th. They can work surprisingly well. Apart from that, try other diads, e.g. major diads, root+6 (great one for metal), octave chords or even barre chords.
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#10
Wow, I didnt understand any of that apart from Major7th, Ive been playing guitar for 3 months XD

Could you explain all that so I can learn please
#11
Lets take C as your root:

C - 1
D - 2
E - 3
F - 4
G - 5
A - 6
B - 7
C - 8 (octave)


A major chord contains the intervals 1,3,5.

For C major the notes they contain are: C, E ,G

A major 7th chord contains 1,3,5 and the additional 7.
Therefore C major7: C, E ,G, B


"Try Maj7th chords without the octave added and without the 5th"

So you play no Octave (8) and no 5th (G in this case) so you play C,E,B

E||-------||
B||-------||
G||--4----||
D||--2----||
A||--3----||
E||-------||


"Apart from that, try other diads, e.g. major diads, "

Think he means play 1,3. So a major diad will be C. E

E||-------||
B||-------||
G||-------||
D||--2----||
A||--3----||
E||-------||


"root+6 "

Play the root (in this example scenario, C) and the 6th. So C, A.

E||-------||
B||-------||
G||-------||
D||-------||
A||--3----||
E||--5----||


Octave chords, you just take out the "5th" out of a power chord.

So instead of:
E||-------||
B||-------||
G||--5----||
D||--5----||
A||--3----||
E||-------||


You play:

E||-------||
B||-------||
G||--5----||
D||-------||
A||--3----||
E||-------||
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#12
How about experimenting with different chords/shapes? ,,, much more effective than asking people on a forum :p
#14
How about experimenting with different chords/shapes? ,,, much more effective than asking people on a forum :p

But since am here you could throw in the ocassional octave they aren't too bad for metal if you dont over do them :p (alrite its an interval not a chord but then so is a powerchord and you can use em in pretty much the same manner if you like)