Power Chords - Left Handed Guitar
Power chords are played are played without any Open strings and only contain the Root and the Fifth notes of the Chord.   The name, "Power Chord" is a slang term for a chord that has only 2-3 notes since you can also play just the top 2 notes of a Power Chord instead of all 3. Two of the 3 notes are the same, just an Octave apart in pitch.

These are the easiest chords to learn since there are only 2 of them and they are moveable chord forms allowing you play up and down the Guitar Neck.

To use them effectively you should get to know the Note names of the 6th & 5th Strings of the Fretboard.

The Power Chord symbol is usually represented by the number 5, such as;
G5 - C5 - D5 and so on.

Power Chord
Root on the 6th String
The Root of the G Power Chord is located on the 3rd fret of the 6th string.  



Power Chord
Root on the 5th String
The Root of the C Power Chord is located on the 3rd fret of the 5th string.  



Power Chord
Root on the 5th String
The Root of the D Power Chord is located on the 5th fret of the 5th string.  

This is the same as the C Power Chord played 2 frets higher and is shown as this is a Very Common Chord progression pattern;   I - IV - V   ie) G5 - C5 - D5


 
 



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