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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2018, 09:10:05 pm »
They are good to know but not something you'd use a lot on an acoustic.

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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2018, 09:24:48 pm »
They seem to be simplified barre chords with muted high strings.
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2018, 09:35:28 pm »
It was your advice stitch that got me playing barre F!
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2018, 10:05:51 pm »
Power chords are chords without a 3rd in them just a Rolt and 5th. So the can
be played with just 2 notes. So if you want a quick and easy way to pay them
you can just play the root on the E or A string and the 5th on the next string
below. The G would be the 3rd fret E string and the 5th fret A string.
The C would be the 3rd fret A string 5th fret D string. And just like barre chords
they are movable up and dow the neck.
So if you apply the theory behind barre chords to the power chords you can learn
all of the ones on the E and A string in one sitting.

Good to hear you got the F chord worked out.

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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2018, 08:46:57 am »
Thanks for all that stitch. So, under what circumstances would you play a power chord and not the full barre chord?
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2018, 05:22:33 pm »
When playing acoustic with another acoustic player or in an acoustic jam
If everyone is playing open chords it can start to sound very trebly (it that's
even a word). Adding in power chords brings the bass back into the mix.
Some times I'll replace barre chords with power chords for the same reason.
One of the gals at an acoustic jam I play at only plays the bottom 4 strings
instead of barre chords and she uses a capo a lot. I'll use power chords so
she doesn't sound like a mandolin. But when playing alone I use full barre chords
or chord inversion where open chords.




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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2018, 10:55:19 pm »
Thanks for your help stitch. As you know, I’m a beginner and there is just so much to take in. Maybe I’m trying to progress too fast and absorb it all too quickly! Anyway I appreciate the help and advice from you and others on the forum.
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2019, 05:17:07 pm »
Hi Guys
Three months down the line and I'm visiting this topic again. I didn't have an electric when I first posted on this thread. Now I do and I still don't get it. I can play my barre chords reasonably well but am really struggling with power chords. Do I need them? Can't I just play strings 654 or 543 of the barre chord and get the same result?
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2019, 05:37:26 pm »
That's what a power chord is soYes you can. But for fast strumming and
quick changes power chords are easier. Have you tried using just your
index and ring fingure. Mini barre the 5 4 strings with the ring finger.

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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2019, 08:16:44 am »
That's what a power chord is soYes you can. But for fast strumming and
quick changes power chords are easier. Have you tried using just your
index and ring fingure. Mini barre the 5 4 strings with the ring finger.

And don't forget you can play them on just 2 strings, as you only need the root and 5th to form the PC. So Index and ring finger on 6 & 5 or 5 & 4 is still a Power Chord. It just doesn't have the additional root note under the 5th. In fact any two adjacent strings, fretting the thinner string two frets up (3 if its B) will be a power chord per se but they're usually played at their 6th and 5th string roots.  8)
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2019, 02:41:00 pm »
As ever, thanks guys. 👍
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Re: BC-192 • Power Chord Shifts and Palm Mute
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2019, 09:45:49 pm »
Hey, fellas.
I started playing We're not gonna Take It, this weekend, but today I've noticed a small problem. In the verse/chorus my strumming arm gets tired very quickly because of the palm muting. Is this something that just requires me to build some stamina or could it be that I'm not doing it correctly?

 

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