#1
I'm just now learning power chords (I have been using justinguitar.)

I just wanted to know, will power chords always be the same shape and just moved around the fretboard ? can they have different shapes?

Noob I know -.-


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#2
no you have the 0-2-2 power chord and the 9-12-12 they are slightly different though 9-11-11 works too
#3
power chord = root and 5th, some ppl play with the octave of the root to make it sound richer (0-2-2 and so forth rather then 0-2)
if you were to play one with the root on the b string remember instead of 2 over: 0-2 as it would be on liek the A or the E string it would be 0-3.
this is too hard to explain over the interweb, get a teacher.
#4
if ur base note is on your d string then instead of a 5-7-7 or a 4-6-6-.. its going to be a 5-7-8- or a 4-6-7-. know what i mean? try em out.
#5
There are also different shapes of power chords, like there are E, A, F, (etc.) shaped power chords. They're just like the chord only like a bar chord and moved up the neck.

Ex: The chord E-minor is: 0 You could bar that and move it around: 5 And now you've
0 5 got an Em shaped
0 5 bar chord!!
2 7
2 7
0 5

Try it with different chords, expiriment.
#6

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------3---(2)---------------------------------|
D|-------------3---(2)--(1)---2----------------------------------|
A|--3---(2)---(1)---2--------------------------------------------|
E|-(1)---2-------------------------------------------------------|


Those are the basic power chord shapes. They will transfer anywhere on those four strings. The notes in parenthese, like this (1), are root notes. Once you hit the B string, you have to modify things. Then you have


e|---------------3--(2)------------------------------------------|
B|-(2)---5------(1)--2-------------------------------------------|
G|--1---(2)------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


So, you have to lower the B string notes one fret when using the G string. Notice that for the B and high e strings, the pattern goes back to normal.
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#7
Don't waste your time learning powerchords - there's no point. Just learn open chords, then learn the barre chords along with the basics of chord construction to get you moving around the neck.

A powerchord is just the root and 5th, or the bottom 2 or 3 notes of a normal E, A or D shaped major chord. That means if you learn barre chords then you've learned how to play powerchords by default, learning them on their own is just wasted effort.
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#8
no you have the 0-2-2 power chord and the 9-12-12 they are slightly different though 9-11-11 works too


9 12 12xxx is not a power chord.