#1
ok so my guitar playing started out playing along to system of a down
now that i'm into other music (far more technical)
and i don't know any theory really, what can i do to break out of using power chords? when i try to improvise anything i tend to just use power chords.
#2
Quote by skate_guitar
ok so my guitar playing started out playing along to system of a down
now that i'm into other music (far more technical)
and i don't know any theory really, what can i do to break out of using power chords? when i try to improvise anything i tend to just use power chords.


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#3
Ahh, the power chord trap. Start learning Chord Progressions, from there the possibilities area endless.

Also, Start off with intervals to begin learning theory. Theory is the secret to getting good at the guitar as fast a possible.

I must admit I rely on power chords sometimes, but there are a lot of ways to play out. Try playing the notes on the E and D string and muting the A string with your index finger. This frees your pinky up to change the shape of the chord and get some really fast riffs layed out. Also, with power chords, you should learn to palm mute as if your life depended on it.
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#4
Quote by gizmodious
Ahh, the power chord trap. Start learning Chord Progressions, from there the possibilities area endless.

Also, Start off with intervals to begin learning theory. Theory is the secret to getting good at the guitar as fast a possible.

I must admit I rely on power chords sometimes, but there are a lot of ways to play out. Try playing the notes on the E and D string and muting the A string with your index finger. This frees your pinky up to change the shape of the chord and get some really fast riffs layed out. Also, with power chords, you should learn to palm mute as if your life depended on it.



defnitely this. i was stuck in a rut but learning theoy really does help with improv and songwriting, melodies an everything. find a way to get free lessons and youre home free.
#5
Quote by kaizerkhan13
defnitely this. i was stuck in a rut but learning theoy really does help with improv and songwriting, melodies an everything. find a way to get free lessons and youre home free.

ha exactly.
thanks dudes.