#2
A power chord is just two tones, three notes. The root, the fifth and the octave.
#3
what chords have no sharps or flats? those are the ones you can use
Ex. D minor, A major, E minor, C major, G major so on and so forth
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#4
to make "regular chords" into power chords simply take the name of the chord and make a power chord on that note.
Ex:
E|--3-- --3--
B|--3-- --3--
G|--0-- --4--
D|--0-- --5--
A|--2-- --5--
E|--3-- --3--
#5
Quote by dfinch10
to make "regular chords" into power chords simply take the name of the chord and make a power chord on that note.
Ex:
E|--3-- -----
B|--3-- -----
G|--0-- -----
D|--0-- --5--
A|--2-- --5--
E|--3-- --3--

fixed lol
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#7
well..there is one way...bt i doubt u`ll like tht....from ny other scale....find out the keys to a chord..in ur case try D AE C G.....which, btw i think goes....and locate them within the scale...nd play.......bt.....im guessin DAECG are the rite ones.......
#8
use the same chords as in a C Major Scale.

C Dm Em F G Am

I wouldn't worry about a B though. it should be Diminished but I guess minor would work.
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#9
Quote by Its_Rock77
use the same chords as in a C Major Scale.

C Dm Em F G Am

I wouldn't worry about a B though. it should be Diminished but I guess minor would work.

but im using a A minor :] i plan on making a song somewhat like a mix of The sleep,and floods. and snowblind
#10
Quote by AndrewSchaeffer
but im using a A minor :] i plan on making a song somewhat like a mix of The sleep,and floods. and snowblind


Am is the relative minor to C major. The A minor scale has all the same notes as the C major scale, you're just starting it in a different place.

Thus, any chord in the key of C works for A minor.
#11
this should help.

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wait so how do i know what chords i can use for the A minor scale.. is it D A E C G?


look it up perhaps?

here's what i've found: http://www.activeguitar.com/lessons/guitar/219-1.asp

i'm no expert on scales, myself.
so the chords, and then the power-chord version:


  A A5 B B5 C C5 D D5 E E5 F F5 G G5
|-0----2----0----1----0----1----3---|
|-1----3----1----3----0----1----0---|
|-2-2--4-4--0-5--2-7--0----1----0---|
|-2-2--4-4--2-5--0-7--2-2--3-3--0-5-|
|-0-0--2-2--3-3----5--2-2--3-3--2-5-|
|---------------------0-0--1-1--3-3-|

  A A5 B B5 C  C5  D or D5  E E5 F  F5  G  G5
|-5----7----8------5-10-----7----8------10----|
|-5----7----8------6-10-----8----9------11----|
|-7----7----10-----7-10-----9-9--10-10--12-12-|
|-5-7--9-9--10-10--7-12-12--9-9--10-10--12-12-|
|-7-7--9-9--10-10--5-12-12--7-7--8--8---10-10-|
|-5-5--7-7--8--8-----10-10--------------------|
#12
you've got some mistakes in those chords...

it should be an F major.
your A isn't a regular minor. you've got a 7th and a 4th in there for I don't know what reason.
the C has a fourth too.
and then the last F and G should both be major.

am I missing something?
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#13
ok. A minor.

with power chords, there is no major or minor.
you can have the A power chord like this
E
B
G 2
D 2
A 0
E

the root note of this power chord is the 0 fret.
other root note frets commonly used for a minor would be

0, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 12.
thats the tonic, b3rd, 4th, 5th, b6th, b7th, and tonic, again, if youre bothered.
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