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power chords just got easier

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by red-hot-bassist, Mar 8, 2002.


  1. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    when i got my nice lil les paul copy, i thought it was a great laugh, nice wee 6 string to muck about on, i found i could already play lots of songs that i knew by converting the bass line into power chords, ,i know it's easy but it amused me in my first days,. anyway, i was ;learning toxicity on the guitar for a pal of mine who wanted to try to sing like serge, anyway, the tuning means that power chords are even easier, all you do it lie your index finger accross the desired fret and away you go

    just thought i'd share that with you all

    Linsa, the red hot bassist
     
  2. Drop D, you mean? I used to be obsessed with it, but now I just use standard, so i don't get confused, and so i can play different barre chords, which in my opinion sound better. Unless the song absolutely needs the simple sound of power chords.
     
  3. Viva la power chord menace!
     
  4. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Try some open tunings and you can play 6 note chords by barring one fret. I keep one of my 2 guitars in open G tuning (DGDGBd) for slide work.
     
  5. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000

  6. Ahem, he's playing System of a Down... Drop C, please. ;)
     
  7. Oh hey, I forgot. Do you want a really easy power chord that sounds great? My guitarist friend does this: Tune DADAAD. Put one finger across the entire fretboard and play. Voila, power chord. :)
     
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I just "discovered" Drop G through a Bob Brozman bottleneck blues tape - way cool!
     
  9. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i, personally, prefer open C5...

    but i'm in my tool guitar phase, so drop D it is!
     
  10. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    yeah drop c is fun, untill you try to reute your guitar and cos yer maw left it out in the car all niht it is all cold and has condensation on it the freaking D string snaps,


    grrrrr,
     
  11. Kraken

    Kraken

    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England
    I hate when strings break, I normally get it right in the middle of recording the best take so far!!! PITA

    such is life (Better restock my strings - I feel some recording comming on)


    Adios amigos

    Krakkers
    :cool: