#1
Not sure if this goes here or in tab talk...


In some songs, I see chords like this


e ----------
b ----------
g ----------
d 88888
a XXXXX
e 666666

Now I'm assuming I just finger it like a power chord and mute the A string. But I'm getting a really bad sound when I play it all together. Am I doing it wrong?
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#2
you might not be muting the a string enough and its causng a harmonic on the 5th fret
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#4
you are either creatin a natural harmonic like ^
or u have ur distortion too high...
try playin it in a clean sound and turn up the drive from there
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#7
Play the 8th fret d string with your pinky and the 6th fret E string with your first, then with your first finger still lay it over the A string to make it mute

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#8
well seeing as those two notes are octaves of each other, i'd say either your fingers are whacked up somewhere along on your board, or you arent tuned right, cuz it should sound pretty decent.
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#9
yeah are you sure your guitar is in tune and all intonated right?
cause otherwise it should sound good.
i do octave power chords (what that "chord" is called) like that all the time on HEAVY distortion and it sounds great.
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yeah are you sure your guitar is in tune and all intonated right?
cause otherwise it should sound good.
i do octave power chords (what that "chord" is called) like that all the time on HEAVY distortion and it sounds great.

Not "octave power chords", just octave. The term "octave power chord" would make no sense.