Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Guitar Lesson For Beginners on Power Chords - How to Play Power chords on Guitar”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a lesson on how to play power chords.

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I want to give you a lesson on power chords with a cool little twist. A power chord is neither major nor minor, it is made up of the first and fifth interval of the major scale

“I want to give you a lesson on power chords with a cool little twist”, says Johnson, “A power chord is neither major nor minor, it is made up of the first and fifth interval of the major scale”. Claude demonstrates how to play a power chord by demonstrating G5 as follows; 10th fret of the 5th string with first finger, which is the first note of the major scale or root note, 12th fret of the 4th string with 4th finger, which is the fifth degree of the major scale. Claude continues by demonstrating how the chord shape can be moved around by flattening it a whole step and then shows a new chord by flattening the root note, which makes it a suspended chord. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

A Power Chord on guitar is a two note chord consisting of the root note and the perfect fifth of the major scale. Sometimes called the fifth chord, these chords are a key element of rock music.

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.

Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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