Monday, May 9, 2016

"Breaking Out of the Box" #3 - Alan Robinson

The Power of "Power Chords": Part 3
Alan Robinson

Using “power chords” (5 chords) for extended harmonies (tensions)

There are basically 2 grips for a “power chord” (5 Chord). Grip 1 uses the first finger (index) and the fourth finger (pinky). Some may choose to use their third finger (ring) instead of the fourth but I find it easier with the fourth. Grip 2 uses a barre grip. This can be achieved with one finger barred or using two separate fingers. Either way both notes are on adjacent strings and the same fret. Below is a C5 power chord in both grips.