Learning Guitar Power Chords

Learn to play power chords.

Guitar power chords are simple and fun chord types to play on the guitar. Therefore, these two-note chords make up a power chord and they use a simple two-note pattern to play them. This pattern can be moved up and down the neck to play different chord tones. As a result, power chords open up a world of chords for beginners to play some of their favorite rock and punk songs quickly. Therefore, learning just a few simple chords will get you on your way to playing some fun energetic songs that everyone knows and loves.,

What Are Guitar Power Chords?

Guitar Power Chords are simple two-note chords played on the guitar’s 5th and 6th strings. They are the foundation of tons of rock guitars and are used extensively in rock and punk. Power chords can be used in any genre of music and are not exclusive to any type of music. Power chords are super fun and are a great way to learn the notes on the 6th and 5th strings. So, needless to say, power chords are used in tons of songs so you can start playing songs quickly and having fun with your favorite songs. Another great thing about guitar power chords is that if you are having trouble using a barre chord, sometimes you can use the power chord of that chord to make it a little easier. Yes, it is cheating but it works.

Who Is This Workshop For?

This short workshop is for anyone who wants a quick start to start playing simple rock/punk chords and songs on the guitar.

Workshop Objectives And What You Will Learn

  • What a power chord is and how it is constructed
  • Power chord shapes on the 6th string
  • Power chord shapes on the 5th string
  • The Guitar Fretboard
  • How To Mute Strings
  • Power Chord Practice Tips
  • Songs that use power chords


Power Chords

A quick explanation of how power chords are built. 

Power Chords On The 6th String
Power Chords On The 5th String
The Guitar Fretboard
How To Mute Guitar Strings
Power Chord Practice Tips
Power Chord Songs
Learning Guitar Power Chords