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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #105 on: January 08, 2015, 07:22:48 pm »
It depends on the situation, what comes next, if my fingers are getting tired and need a change of shape, what I fancy etc.
Be careful with two fingers not to accidentally hold down three strings with your third finger and end up playing a sus4 chord.

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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2015, 10:38:16 pm »
Yeah Stitch, one finger per string. 2 fingers = 2 strings, 3 fingers = 3 strings.

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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #107 on: January 22, 2015, 09:45:26 am »
How do you practice power chords.
Do you use all chords like C for the 1 minutr changes or the power chords alone?
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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2015, 09:56:14 am »
How do you practice power chords.
Do you use all chords like C for the 1 minutr changes or the power chords alone?

For my part I would change between the power chords exclusively. Should I wish to play a song that combines open chords with power chords, I would have a few drills between those chords.
I think the changes from open chords to barre chords covers a lot of the Work for power chords so they (to me) come naturally.
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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #109 on: January 22, 2015, 05:30:20 pm »
Learning songs like Basket Case and Polly is a good way of practicing your Power Chords and playing new material. When you look at the 1 Minute Change lesson for Stage 7 & 8, Justin is focusing on the open chords but if you want to include them in 1MCs I'd start with changes across 2 frets (say G5 6th string 3rd fret to A5 6th string 5th fret) and then maybe go for a 4 fret change. Then alternate PCs between 6th and 5th same position and then different positions across those strings. But I still think playing songs using power chords is a better way. Someone posted early last year that they'd gone back over the BSB songs just using PCs can't remember who it was (sorry op) but sounds like a good idea 8)
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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2015, 09:16:27 am »
can somebody recommend a simple song with just powwer chords?
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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2015, 10:18:57 am »
Rolandson,

Why don't you just use Bob Marley's - Three Little Birds? It's the most simple song in the BC Songbook.
All you have to do is play an A, D or E powerchord in stead of the Open Chords.

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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #112 on: February 12, 2015, 10:45:39 am »
de_conne

yes I did that but I also want to play a song who is played with power chords
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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2015, 12:05:30 pm »
Smells Like Teen Spirit. F, Bb, G#, C#.

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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2015, 12:15:45 am »
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Re: BC-172 • Power Chords 1
« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2015, 08:28:19 am »
Basket Case - Greenday ?
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