#1
Can someone suggest some good metal styled chords other than the basic power chords
#2
power chords.
Rlly, real chords (3 notes or more) don't rlly go well with metal I think. Not that I'm an expert on metal but when you use major distortion letting notes ring and playing too many notes gets messy quickly. If you want more than power chords play other genres I'd say.
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#3
Emperor and Necrophagist (among many, many others) use some lovely dissonant sounding chords. Check them out.
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#4
or just get pickups that have good clarity in high distortion situations so you can play 4+ notes per string and still hear them all. i really like duncans distortion clarity, look into some high output passive pickups. i have an alternative 8 in a les paul (an infamously dark, warm, and muddy guitar) and i can play and open e chord with full gain and maintain note clarity. the old burst bucker couldn't even handle an open powerchord without bottoming out the low end.

a tighter frequency inducter (pickup) will maintain much more clarity if it can handle all the frequencies well on the input side rather than forcing the speakers to compensate for a weak signal
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#5
dimminished chords/scales/ progressions

or things with tritones etc.
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or just get pickups that have good clarity in high distortion situations so you can play 4+ notes per string and still hear them all. i really like duncans distortion clarity, look into some high output passive pickups. i have an alternative 8 in a les paul (an infamously dark, warm, and muddy guitar) and i can play and open e chord with full gain and maintain note clarity. the old burst bucker couldn't even handle an open powerchord without bottoming out the low end.

a tighter frequency inducter (pickup) will maintain much more clarity if it can handle all the frequencies well on the input side rather than forcing the speakers to compensate for a weak signal

you can't play more than 1 note per string per time
If you meant per chord, a 5-note chord is something I haven't ever heard of. It's 3 or 4.
And if you play full chords, you'll start playing different genres anyway soon.
I do agree with the other guy on the dissonant chords, that could indeed be very metalish
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#7
learn music theory


as much as i used to struggle, it just helps you so much


but for examples

minor chords obvi

diminished stuff especially, gives an evil or erie mood

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#8
I'm not a theory expert (yet) but learn an odd sounding scale such as minor harmonic and construct chords from that.
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#9
Sixth chords and inverted chords (ie Lamb of God) work well as well and 9th chords(ie Unearth) Necrophagist doesn't use many diminished fifth/ augmented fourth chords really, but they do jam out in melodic and harmonic minor a lot. Root 5 chords are good too. If you need me to delve more into that just PM me and I'll give you plenty of examples.

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#10
A lot of diminished.
Also, think outside of standard chords and scales. Dissonance=gud in metal.
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power chords.
Rlly, real chords (3 notes or more) don't rlly go well with metal I think. Not that I'm an expert on metal but when you use major distortion letting notes ring and playing too many notes gets messy quickly. If you want more than power chords play other genres I'd say.


Opeth disagree with you.

TS: Any and all chords work for metal, it's how you use them that makes the biggest difference. You might also want to learn some basic arrangement theory so you can spread some interesting chords across more than one instrument.
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#12
^100% correct.

Maybe try some more muting.

Learn theory (Triads) It'll help a lot.
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Opeth disagree with you.

TS: Any and all chords work for metal, it's how you use them that makes the biggest difference. You might also want to learn some basic arrangement theory so you can spread some interesting chords across more than one instrument.



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#14
Any examples of trash metal bands using other than powerchords?
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