Beginner Lesson on Power Chords

I've made my first beginner lesson on Power Chords. The video explains the power chord shape and the simple concept of moving the shapes on the neck. In conclusion I've made a small list of songs to practice.

Beginner Lesson on Power Chords
12
I've made my first beginner lesson on Power Chords. The video explains the power chord shape and the simple concept of moving the shapes on the neck. So here is the lesson:
And the list of songs you could practice: Punk (Rock): 1. Green Day - "Basket Case" 2. Green Day - "When I Come Around" 3. The Offspring - "Self Esteem" 4. Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop" Rock/Grunge: 1. Neil Young - "Keep On Rocking In The Free World" 2. Blur - "Song 2" 3. AC/DC - "Whole Lotta Rosie" 4. Steppenwolf - "Born To Be Wild" 5. Nirvana - "In Bloom" 6. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Metal: 1. Metallica - "For Whom The Bell Tolls" 2. Black Sabbath - "Paranoid" 3. Black Sabbath - "Iron Man" 4. Pantera - "Domination"

2 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    Realityburn
    Good lesson for newbies. Should expand a little on the power chord concept in a future lesson. For example, adding an octave to it to make it sound a little more full. Another thing you could cover is power chords in dropped tunings. It's more than just a one finger power chord. I like to add an octave of both the root and the fifth when I play in drop tunings at a moderate tempo. For example: Play the root/fifth/root shape across the D, A, D strings, and add another fifth to it on the G string. It makes the chord sound much fuller, very useful if you are in a band where you are the only guitar player. I also like to use all 6 strings to play an open power chord in drop tunings. D, A, D get played open, then you fret the 2nd fret of the G string, the third fret of the B, and the 5th fret of the high E and you end up playing DADADA across all 6 strings, resulting in a huge sounding D5 power chord.
    gijsheijnen84
    Hey man, thanks for your reply. I'll take a look at making a expanded lesson on power chords in a while. Another cool thing to do by the way is making inversions. So you play a D power chord on the 5th fret A string and then you add the fifth (A) in the base on the E string. That's nice and heavy.