Lesson 1 - Easy Power Chords E5 and A5

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Welcome to lesson 1 of this Electric Guitar Starter Course!

In this lesson, I will show you how to play the two easiest power chords on guitar. We will then learn an easy riff and play it along to a rock style backing track!

NEW interactive TAB!

Click the play button below to jam along with the audio jam track for this tutorial while also seeing the TAB in real time! This can be played using the 'Simple version' of the riff for the first half, then the 'Full version' for the second half. Both of these are taught in the video above.

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E5 Power Chord

A5 Power Chord

Remember, with power chords, you can play two or three strings without changing the sound much. This is because the extra note added is the octave of the lowest note, so you're just doubling up the same note but at a higher pitch. Either 2 or 3 string power chords are generally interchangeable and are the players choice. 

Next Up: Lesson 2 - Open Chords E, A and D

Well done! Let's jump into the next lesson of the course.

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