Power Chords

Power Chord Embellishments

August 28, 2011 No Comments

If normal power chords are starting to get old for you guys, we’ve got some embellishments you can add to spice up a normal riff and make it super cool.

Basic Modern Rock Power Chord Rhythms

August 28, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ll learn how to use varying rhythms to create a driving, modern rock power chord riff.

Power Chord Bass Note Trick

August 23, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ve got a very cool trick to show you where we’ll make a riff and vary the bass notes to give our riff some direction. It’s a lot of fun!

Root 3 and Root 4 Power Chords

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Though we already looked at octaves, we’re going to learn two new shapes today which will increase our guitar vocabulary and really give us a cool biting sound.

Riff Writing Secrets – the T and L Shapes

July 4, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re going to learn a super simple yet effective strategy you guys can use to write some killer power chord riffs!

Rolling Stones Style Power Chord Riff

July 3, 2011 No Comments

The British are coming! And they’re bringing power chords with them! Let’s show them how to rock!

New Found Glory Style Power Chord Riff

July 3, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a super cool punk rock style riff ala New Found Glory. So what are you waiting for?

Joan Jett Style Power Chord Riff

July 3, 2011 No Comments

Punk rock was helped shaped by the venerable power chord, and today we’ll be checking out a riff in the style of the immortal Joan Jett. Let’s Rock!

Nirvana Style Power Chord Riff

July 3, 2011 No Comments

Nirvana helped bring alternative to forefront of popular music with the help of the mighty power chord. We’ll show you how they did it!

Root 5 and Root 6 Power chords

July 2, 2011 No Comments

Now it’s time to put together the two types of power chords that we’ve learned! We’ll show you some ideas to make the job easier.

Black Sabbath – “Iron Man”

July 2, 2011 No Comments

This is one of the greatest guitar riffs ever written, and we’re super excited to teach it! Let’s put those root 5 power chords to good use!

Lifehouse Style Power Chord Riff

July 2, 2011 No Comments

Here’s another awesome power chord riff, this time in the style of Lifehouse. Let’s get inspirational!

Root 5 Power Chord Intro

July 2, 2011 No Comments

Root 6 power chords should be a snap, so on come the root 5 ones! But these should be cake for you guys!

Talking Heads Style Power Chord Riff

July 2, 2011 No Comments

We’re going 80′s on you today with a little Talking Heads! I can’t wait to get started!

Deep Purple Style Power Chord Riff

July 2, 2011 4 Comments

We’re stepping up the challenge a little bit with this killer Deep Purple style riff. But nothing you guys can’t handle!

Black Keys Style Power Chord Riff

July 2, 2011 1 Comment

We’re gonna get some power chord practice in with a dirty blues riff in the style of the Black Keys. Let’s get to it!

Rock Secrets – The Power Chord

July 2, 2011 No Comments

Power chords may be the most important thing you’ll need to play rock guitar. We’ll show you how they work.