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!
Playing along to the jam tracks is so important as this check your timing, improves your skills and is the part of guitar that is the most fun!
NEW interactive TAB for this lesson is free and can be found further down this page.
OK, here we go with lesson 1 on easy rock style power chords!
NEW interactive TAB!
Click 'Play' to watch TAB move in real time with the audio jam track for this tutorial.
E5 Power Chord
FAQ! - The diagrams here show that two strings are strummed and one string is being pressed down. In the video, I demo these chords, plus the three string version of them (rather than two). This doesn't change the name of the chord, or the sound of it - both the 2 and 3 string versions are still power chords. Both versions are equally common, and most people have a personal preference to one or the other. If you're unsure, I recommend sticking to the two string version for now, as shown in the diagrams here!
A5 Power Chord
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Access to lessons 1 to 5 of this course is free. To access lessons 6 to 10 and get this style of interactive TAB for each of the following lessons with jam tracks, you need to purchase the premium version of Andys Electric Guitar Starter Course here.
Premium version - What you get;
- Lifetime access to all video lessons in the course
- Audio jam tracks to enjoy playing along with and to refine your skills
- NEW interactive TAB for each jam track!