#1
what power chord is this if played in drop D???
starting from 6th string low E
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i wanna know what note the power chord is
Last edited by guitar6694 at Oct 10, 2008,
#2
i dont know much about chord theory or whatever but i would say a D/E?
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...sounds like music to me
#4
it's like a D major 3rd - - accept the D is an octave lower.

if you play a d on the a string at the 5th fret and an F# at the 4th fret on the d string that's the usual way of doing that kind of power chord.

the inverse of that would be an F# augmented 5th
Last edited by GoDrex at Oct 10, 2008,
#6
thats not a power chord in drop d

e-x
B-x
G-x
D-9
A-9
D-9

thats a power chord in drop d
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#7
Quote by cleft11
It isn't a power chord.


sure it is - learn the opening to Metallica's Creeping Death. They play 5ths - - then they do major and minor 3rds. To me it qualifies as a power chord, since it's just based on two notes and it sounds good loud with distortion . But if you want to get picky about it...
#8
Quote by GoDrex
sure it is - learn the opening to Metallica's Creeping Death. They play 5ths - - then they do major and minor 3rds. To me it qualifies as a power chord, since it's just based on two notes and it sounds good loud with distortion . But if you want to get picky about it...


No, they play it in E not drop D. And yes they do minor thirds, but over an E power chord in standard tuning, not drop D.

And a lot of things are two notes and sound good with lots of distortion, but they aren't power chords at all.

Not picky, just music theory.
#9
It's doesn't matter if you're in drop d or not. And since when are "power chords" part of music theroy. You're not going to be talking about power chords in a theory class, unless it's geared towards guitar.

And no they're not playing over an E power chord. They play an g major 3rd and d f# minor third - - after doing an e 5th (power chord) and d 5th.

To me it's a power chord. It's used in metal all the time in much the same way as a 5th. But like I said - you might want to get all picky about it and say that only 5ths are power chords. That's fine.
Last edited by GoDrex at Oct 10, 2008,