Power Chord Workout for Guitar | Guitar Lessons By GuitArmy | Skillshare
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22 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Course introduction

      1:18
    • 2. What is a power chord?

      4:36
    • 3. Exercise 1

      5:20
    • 4. Exercise 2

      3:20
    • 5. Exercise 3

      2:01
    • 6. Exercise 4

      4:02
    • 7. Exercise 5

      2:58
    • 8. Exercise 6

      3:06
    • 9. Exercise 7

      4:03
    • 10. Exercise 8

      2:21
    • 11. Exercise 9

      3:28
    • 12. Exercise 10

      3:06
    • 13. Exercise 11

      3:08
    • 14. Exercise 12

      2:37
    • 15. Exercise 13

      4:37
    • 16. Exercise 14

      4:58
    • 17. Exercise 15

      3:15
    • 18. Exercise 16

      3:50
    • 19. Exercise 17

      5:07
    • 20. Exercise 18

      3:05
    • 21. Exercise 19

      3:44
    • 22. Exercise 20

      3:05

About This Class

Are you interested in learning how to play power chords on the guitar? Then you've come to the right place. This course will teach you how to play power chords on the guitar and give you 20 exercises to practice them. You'll be playing power chords based off the 6th, 5th and 4th string along with 3 exercises in drop D tuning. Each exercise has the guitar tablature right in the video which makes it very easy to follow along. The exercises are designed for beginners through intermediate guitar players. You will not only learn how to play power chords you will also learn about playing rhythm guitar. 

What will you learn in this lesson?

  • You will learn what power chords are
  • How to play power chords based on the 6th string
  • How to play power chords based on the 5th string
  • How to play power chords based on the 4th string
  • How to play power chords in drop D tuning
  • You will learn how to read and play 20 guitar rhythms in this course. 

What charts are included in this course?

  • Notes on the guitar neck PDF
  • Power Chord Workout for Guitar Part 1 PDF (the tab for the exercises)
  • Power Chord Workout for Guitar Part 2 PDF (the tab for the exercises)
  • Power chords chart (PDF)

Why should you sign up for my lesson?

  • My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the GuitArmy.
  • I've been teaching guitar full time for over 19 years.
  • I have taught more than 35,000 individual private guitar lessons.
  • I teach guitar students online all over the world.
  • I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth. 
  • I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.
  • I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.
  • I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this lesson.

Why should I take your class and not just learn from YouTube?

You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. The GuitArmy's guitar courses are more organized to systematically improve your skills on guitar. 

Student Testimonial

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Transcripts

1. Course introduction: Hi, I'm Chris Rock from Guitar. Me in this course is power cord Workout for guitar. This course is designed for beginner and intermediate guitar players. Whatever kind of music you play, you're probably going toe. Have to know how to place and power chords and be good at them. Whether you play country, rock, metal, blues, R and B pop practically any other genre of music, you will need to have some power Ford skills. This course will help you become a better guitar player. You will learn how to play 20 different power court exercises. The course will have you playing power chords based on the six string, the fifth string and even the fourth string three of the exercise air in drop d tuning, which is fun to play because it gives you a more modern rock sound and each exercise I include the guitar tab right in the video, making it very easy to follow along. I also include a pdf of all the exercises so you can print them out of your life if you're new to guitar or power chords. I think you're really gonna learn a lot from this course. Enroll now and put a little power in your life with the power cord workout for guitar 2. What is a power chord?: So what is a power cord? A power cord is a two or three new chord, consisting of a root of fifth and maybe octaves of those notes is generally used a lot in pop rock heavy metal but can really be used in any type of music. A power cord is just the root and the fifth, and it creates a nice thick sound that isn't too rich. And by Rich I mean a lot of other notes. When you play a power cord, you can't tell if it's a major chord, a minor chord, a dominant seventh quarter, any other type of cord. It just creates a nice perfect fifth interval. This cord works really well with distortion because it's only two notes, and it doesn't sound messy like you could get with a full bar chord. That's why, when I use distortion, I first go to the power cord, and then I add in other notes if it's needed. It's also a great beginner court because it's fairly easy to play and you can get playing some rock songs pretty fast. As a guitar teacher, I always have my students learn to play the basic open chords first and then learn to place in power cords. Now let's take a look at what a power cord looks like on guitar. So let's take a look at a couple different power chords. We're gonna base a power cord off the six string. I'm just using this. A Here is an example. In the six string fifth fret I get play and then I have to play a perfect fifth above that , which is gonna be up two frets and over one string. So play this season by playing together. That is a perfect fifth that you're saying that interval So that is an a five power chord. If you wanted to add 1/3 finger, what you could do is put your pinky right behind it. Here on this, a eso you end up with a rude thinned and then the root again. So it depends on what you're playing or what your what you feel like playing. Whether this is a little thicker sounding with three three notes on with to know it's a little easier to play but doesn't sound quite a stick thing doesn't have that extra extra on the top there that opted for the room with. So what you want to do is just practice moving this around things, just slide it around and play it on all 12 frets Just getting your hands used to, uh, the difference distance between the frets. Now let's take a look at how to build a power chord based off the fifth string. So to create a power chord based off the fifth string are you gonna do? Here was the six string way have to do is just move it over eso, whatever kind of. If you have to play an e five power for you need to know where he is and then you just play the fifth above it, which is up two frets. It's always up to friends and everyone strength so we can play power. It's here on the 56 year, and then we can move it over and do it on the fifth string. You can also do the three finger one here. Were you, uh, put your pinky beside your third finger here on strings. Be 34 and five. You have the two finger and this happens to be a D five power with three finger. Both worked just as well. Let's take a look at how to play a power chord based off of the fourth string. So to play Power Court based off the fourth string once again, all you do is you just move over. So we had this was on a five powerful way, moved it over to the fifth string and played a D five. I want to move it over again. Strings three and four on. Because this is still the interval of 50. This happens to be a G five power chord. Because this is the nog right here. That's the lower note here is going to be the root of the power cord. Eso this how you can play a two finger power course, Theo, anything is when you go to a three finger power cord. You can't put your finger right here because this is the interval of Ah, a major seventh. So that is not what you want. You need a room and then another route. So you end up having to take this pinky and moving up here thin this course, I think I only deal with power cords built off the fourth string just using two fingers. I don't use the pinky, but that is, Ah, a couple different ways to play a power cord. Now that we've learned what power chords are, let's move on to power cord exercise number one. 3. Exercise 1: in this lesson. We're taking a look at the power court exercise number one. If you look down below, the first thing you're going to see is you have four whole notes. So when we play these power cords, each one is going to ring for four beats. That's what a whole note is on. I have chosen to use the two finger power cord said to the three finger. I'm assuming I'm going to be getting some beginner guitar players to check out this course . So I am gonna be doing some exercise with the three finger. But I think I want primarily focus on the two finger just cause I think it's a little easier if you're just kind of getting started with power cords and moving your hand around . All right, so the first thing you want to take notice is, um, like I said that their whole notes. But then the next thing you want to take a look at is, it's very easy to look at the tab and see that you have to play it. 375 10. But more importantly, I want you to take a look up above the tab where it says G five be five a five. D five. So before you get a plane, his exercise take take a moment to look and see what cord you're supposed to be playing. If you don't know where g b and D are, then you need Teoh take some time and go through and learn the notes on your six string. If you look, I will provide a chart for that as well. Um, so that you can, you know, make sure you get through and learn the notes on your leash, your fifth string and your six string. You know, probably your fourth string. Really, She honestly, you should know all of them. But, you know, this course is gonna mainly focus on the fifth and the sixth drink. There'll be some power chords done on the fourth string. But, you know, you need to know there's notes on the strings. Really? Well, all right, So what we're gonna be doing is, um I'm just going to play each one for four beats s, so I'm gonna go ahead and play through it here. 1234 All right. So my first thought is when you're playing these If you're wondering what how How am I supposed to get from one court to the next goes up? If you if you notice you're gonna get especially if you have distortion on, you're gonna get some string sliding noise. I just help people. Students just learn to ignore that. I wouldn't go real slow things. You can really hear it, But if you're going, you can't really hear that slide too much if you wanted. It's not notated this way, but you could you could mute the strings between the courts. You know, we have whole notes here, so they're supposed you're right up to the end of the measure. They're not supposed to get muted and then, you know, go to the downbeat of the next measure So you could do that if you wanted. You get one. My my fear is that if you're muting kind of right before the beat, that's part that might mess up your timing of when you're going to strum down. So I would probably say, especially if you're beginning. I wouldn't worry about the string noise. Just go ahead and slide up, slide around. All right, so I'm gonna go ahead and play that again. 12 34 All right, now, I'm gonna play through the exercise two times, so feel free to play along with me. Eso for all these exercise that I'm doing. I'm gonna kind of explain how they how you how you playing? Maybe how you count him, and then I'll play it once or twice. You can hear out sounds and then I'm gonna play at least a couple of times without me accounting or talking through it. And that's where I want you to make. I want to make sure the students that you are playing along with me and here we go. 1234 again. All right, eso if you're playing through this and like, Well, my tap isn't very good. I think my beats very. Even then, I was to just get a Metrodome. If you have a cell phone, I'm sure you can find an app with a free metron Oman and I like to use the fender to nap. But, you know, there's there's tons of different aps out there for Metra gnomes. So that is how you play exercise number one 4. Exercise 2: for exercise number two. We have four measures once again, and this time we're going to be playing half notes. 1/2 noticed two beats. So you're basically playing like the first measure. You're playing a C five power chord and you're gonna play, uh, each one for two bto. So what you're actually doing is you're playing on beat number one and then me number three . Each court is ringing for two beats. You also see that I'm using a three note power court and to note power cord just has the route in the middle. The three. The third note. The three note has the pinky on the fourth string, adding doubling up on the root note to see here. So when you're when you're playing a song, it's up to you. You can use two or three notes, depends on what you feel comfortable with, and if you want it to sound a little thicker, you can add that third finger that extra routes on top. They don't sound a whole lot different, but they are just a little bit different, especially if you're recording. You could try both and see what you like. All right, so Now, let's go ahead and I'm going to play through this exercise Number two and count eso. We're gonna check. Let's see what we have. We have a C chord way have G, which is down on Third Friend Way haven't have which is on the first fret and then we have a g. So I would probably even before you played is I'd probably just get your hands doing him g half g. All right now, I'm gonna go ahead and play throughout. 12 34 3341234 to 3. I should mention I have distortion on. I thought would be a little more rocking if I had some distortion on, as opposed to just just clean clean will work just fine. Clean might actually even be better So you can hear exactly how clean your playing the chords. But I thought for the course of just sound a little cooler with some distortion. All right, now I'm gonna play through that court progression two times without me talking through it, and I would like you to play along with me. Here we go. 12 34 And that is how you play exercise number two 5. Exercise 3: for exercise number three. What we have here is a bunch of quarter notes. 1/4 note is one beat or one foot tap. So, uh, this is our tempo. Every time you tap your foot, that's going to be 1/4 at 12 34 All right, so if we take a look at this, this court progression, we have e which is gonna be the six string open way G sharp, which is on the fourth fret. We're gonna goto f sharp, which is on the second breath on B, which is on seven front way have g sharp. Mm. I'm gonna play that exercising. Count along. We get one too. 34 33 All right, now, I'm gonna play through the exercise two times without talking or anything, and I would like you to play along. Here we go. 12 34 That was exercised. Number three 6. Exercise 4: Let's take a look at exercise number four. The first thing you're probably going to notice is that it's four measures of eighth notes . You can only see that you're playing eight power chords per for measures. So what that means is on eighth note is half of a beat. 1/4 note is one B like you're going 123 Every time you tap your foot, that is 1/4 notes. And eighth, though it means you're going to be playing. You gotta chop that, um, quarter note in half, and we're gonna play two notes. You're gonna get one and two and three hand four, and all right, so now we're gonna take a look at what are the cords? We start within a five. That's on the fifth threat, and then we go to a G phi, which is on the third fret, and then we're gonna play an F five power chord on the first fret. We're going down here to an e five open. If you wanted, you could just take take your hand here, just slide it down. I don't know that that's right the proper way, but if you want it, you wouldn't hear anything, but in general, you probably play any five power. Go ahead and play through this exercise while I'm counting Riggio, 12 three you may have noticed for measures three and four that I was strumming it differently. That's because it measures one and two. I have you strumming everything down. That's kind of the typical rock way to do it. If you if you're playing a chord progression rhythm and it's slow enough, you could get away with that doing this. But if it's real fast thing, you're probably going to need to go up and down an alternate your strumming. It's a little weird to do alternate strumming with power cords, but it can be done. You just have to be careful when you you know you're not going todo be strumming all six strings. You really have to practice and just trying to come up on strings of five and six. What I tend to do is I try to use my first finger here toe, let it lay on the other strings. So even if I even if I hit uh, the fourth string, it's getting muted out so you don't hear it anyway, especially with distortion. So the 1st 2 measures all down and then measures three and four, you're gonna try ordinates drumming going down, which is much harder to dio. But you can just kind of go slow and really staring your strength. Ah, a little bit of practice. I'm sure you'll get So now I'm gonna go ahead and play through that corporation two times without any talking We get 1234 and that was exercised number four. 7. Exercise 5: for this exercise. Number five We take a look at what powerful words we're gonna be using. We're going to start on the six string on the seventh. Fret be We're gonna get down the G down F sharp. If you look at the rhythm for each one's gonna go 12 and three and pretty cool rhythm. I would say it's kind of a typical rock type of rhythm. So what I'm doing here. So I'm coming down on one knee playing 4/8 that's going to end three and and that those are all palm muted. So I'm playing this one, not muted palm muting for two and three and then beat number four, not Palm Muting. So what is Palm muting? Palm yuning? Is this sound here that supposed letting a ring out? And how do you get that sound? I'm basically taking my poem, and right here we have the saddles here bringing in and just past where the string touches the saddle here and it's you know, you have to find, you know, kind of where it's perfect for you, but for me, it's right around here and it's probably be the same for you. so you can try with your palm back here resting on the saddle. It's not you. And if I move my palm up a little e kind of get that hollow sound where it can hear the note I can hear B And it's ringing just a little bit, but not very long. And if I move my palm up even more, you know, it doesn't sound very good. I don't right here the port. So you gotta move it back to where you can hear the be with. So now I'm gonna go ahead and play through this and count It's gonna go. 1234 Now, I'm gonna go ahead and play through this core progression two times and I would like you to play along with me. We go. 1234 That was exercise number five 8. Exercise 6: for exercise number six. What we're gonna do is we're gonna move over and we're gonna play some power chords based off of the fifth string. And we're also in exercise. Six, You're gonna be using the three finger power court. We have the room, the fifth and then the root again. The next thing we want to take a look at what kind of rhythms do we have? Looks like we have all half notes, so every court is gonna be to beat way. That's nice on then. We want to take a look at what notes do we have to play? We have to play a D and f on the a threatened see on the third friend de again Another D playing way. Haven't a Here at the end. It's only a couple of courts, a couple different chords. But what makes this one a little more difficulties were changing chords. Every two beats eso. Since we're dealing with the a string you should really take, you know, take a minute and make sure you know the notes on your a string of the shirt. You're naturalists and we see the the you could take a look at the chart that I'm gonna attached to this. This course that shows you all the notes on the neck and you just want to make sure you take a little bit of time and go over the notes on your a string. So now I'm gonna play through this exercise and counted out We get 1234 the way at the end , when I played that 0 to 2 35 Power Chord Instead of going going like this, I could do this. That's a little weird. Typically, you play in the five power chord just with your first finger. That means my first finger here is getting the second fried on strength three and four. Okay, Now I want to play through it two times without counting. Here we go. Make sure you practice a long play along with me one too. 34 It's all right. And that was how you play exercise number six 9. Exercise 7: All right, let's take a look at exercise number seven. The first thing I noticed is that we have We're gonna be playing the to Newt power cord instead of the three. All right? And I said we have a D b e Fred wise that 05 to 7. Alright, eso if I look at the first measure on the downbeat of one, I'm coming in on a power for good. And then on the downbeat a two you see, some X is there in the tab. What that is that's gonna be a muted strong. So, what you're gonna do, you gonna go 12 and see you can either lift up on your fingers, But to me, since we were playing an open A you need to mute out the open A So I put my fingers down because I can lift up my first finger and mute out strings three and four. But I can't control the fifth string, so I'm gonna go Teoh. Now, once you get up here in the second measure to play that D five on the front 512 I'm probably not gonna be throwing fingers down. What? I'm gonna do to mute out that, um, to meet out that power cord, I'm gonna lift my fingers up. I'm just I just left my fingers on and it cuts it right off. That way I can do it. Meat. It's troubling. A little bit of a harmonic there. So in the first measure, rhythm wise, we're gonna go one, two, and then we're gonna come up on the end of 2123 more for being number four. It's staccato. You'll see a dot under the notes up above where you in the actual notes are written. So instead of holding it for the whole beat, number four way, just kind of kind of gonna hit it and quit it. So the measures one Teoh. And when I say hit it and quit it, I mean hit and then mute mute it real quick. Eso I'm kind of muting with you Could you couldn't just meet with your left hand, but me personally. Or you could just you could just do it with your poem. But me personally, I like to do both of that way. I'm pretty much guaranteed is gonna be really quiet. So if I was gonna play just that first measure once again, we owe Could you play the end of two after the mute? Mute it down. You could you could get one, Teoh that would feel very normal. But since you're typically technically supposed to be strumming up on the and I just put it in there but you get certainly practice, it is all down as well. So now I'm gonna go ahead and play and cow along with this one. Here we go. 1234 Or now I'm gonna play through this exercise two times without any counting. 1234 And that was exercise and number seven. 10. Exercise 8: for this exercise. Number eight, we have eight notes the whole way throat. So let's go ahead and take a look at what chords will have to play. We have to play g appear on 10 threatened, then d down on the fifth front down to be second and then see on the third. And they're all gonna be palm muted. So we're not going way gonna be palm you and you have to move your palm around, Find war that nice, hollow beauty sound is all right So I'm gonna play throat once with accounting and for counting at just one and two and three and four because it's straight eights always thrown . So here we get. 1234123 and 43 Things have kind of long jumps to go from G d. D. If you're not used to playing power chords, you're gonna find that your third finger isn't gonna want to cooperate. So you really have to practice these a lot until you can kind of jump around the different sections of the neck and your hands automatically adjust for the width of the frets. Eso just be just realized that when you're moving these around your fingers aren't going to both cooperate in perfect harmony until you've played it many, many, many times. Okay, I'm gonna play through this two times. Here we go. 1234 That is how you play exercise and number eight. 11. Exercise 9: for this exercise. Nine. What we have here is we have eight notes the whole way through and for the 1st 2 measures were gonna be palm muting them, going one into and eso they're gonna be palm muted measures three and four. They're not gonna be Paula muted. And we're gonna be oh, letting him ring. So let's go ahead and take a look at what notes? We're gonna be playing chords. We're gonna start with an E. It's on the seventh fret right here on. We're gonna be going down to see which is on the third friend D, which is the fifth friend. B, which is the second Ah, eso measures one and two are then just repeated for measures three and four. It's just the any differences in the 1st 2 measures were palm muting said measures three and four were not palm muting Another thing to take. Take it notice off is, uh, basically how many time Jeff play each chord you're gonna be gone one and two of the e court and then on the end of to get down to see there's gonna be one in two and three and four am it's not gonna be four and four like one and two and three and four. And I find that this technique really sounds good just by basically bringing the court in an eighth note before now when you would expect it. But it just has a different feel. This is would be each even two beats a piece. Then this would be the just bringing the sea and 1/2 Peter Happy early e has a really cool feel. All right, so now I'm gonna play through this nice and slow, um, and counted out. So we get one too. 341 in 2 10 3 for one and three. Theo. All right, I'm gonna play through that one more time and counted out since I think this one's a little trickier if you're not used to coming in changing chords on the and so I want to go ahead and play through this one more time. 1234 12 and three and four, and one, and two, and three, and four. Now I'm gonna play through that two times we go. 1234 That is how you play exercise number nine 12. Exercise 10: all right for exercise number 10. We have kind of a different feel here. This one requires your ability to to mute power chords and to stay silent for most of the measure. So what we have here is court wise. We're going e to be to see sharp on the fourth friend, then to a so measures one and two are the same as three and four. You just repeat him every time you play a chord. It has a dot underneath, so it means it's staccato. So you're gonna play it, and you're gonna mute it quick. You're not gonna let it go? I'm not gonna let it ring. Um, and so the timing on these measures is you're going 12 and 341234 You basically just playing on Beach one and the end of two has a has a nice sound, so I'll go ahead and play through this and count it. 12 34123412 and 3412341234 So, as you can hear most of the measure, you're not doing anything. So this is ah, good exercise. to control your distortion if you're using distortion, but basically just control the sound So you're not going, you gonna have to be real short with them. That's why I used the muting with both hands. So I think of it basically, is a challenge. Like, how can you play this chord progression? And how quiet can you keep it? Because when you actually go to record guitar, this might be what's required of you that you need to be quiet for the room. Most of the measure I find that the more you learn how to mute well, it really cleans up your guitar plane, especially for recording. It'll sound a 1,000,000% better if you're just ableto mute. Really? Well, now I'm gonna play through this exercise two times. 1234 Uh, I let that ring a little longer than at the end there. Eso You may have heard my foot tapping during their during while I was playing it and that that's not OK for recording, but that's a good sign that if you could hear my foot tapping, that means I was being nice and quiet between those cords. And that was how you play exercise number 10 13. Exercise 11: for exercise number 11. What we're going to start doing now is we're gonna be taking power chords were gonna be playing them on the fifth string on and then using the six string as well. Kind of moving back and forth between the fifth and sixth way. All right, if we take a look, basically, we're playing to measures twice. So in the first measure, we have a d five power chord that's gonna be on the fifth string. Fifth fret right here on, then. Own beat number three. We switch over to an 85 power chord, which is basically right beside it on the six string fifth Threat in the second measure. Then we're going to move up to a B five power court, which is going to be right here on the six string seven. Threat on Going on. Beat number three. We're gonna move to a G five power chord on the six string six. Drink third friend s. So we have a B g on. These are all going to be quarter notes going more time. So now I'm gonna play through that rhythm two times without any counting here. We g 012 34 and that was exercised. Number 11. You could, if that's that's the basic that is the exercise there. But if you wanted Teoh, you can't fancy up the court progression if you want to construct it differently. I just chose to start with something basic with quarter notes, but you can certainly do eighth notes and go if you're good with doing 16. Ah, pretty much green a song. That is how you play exercise 11 with some different rhythmic variations. 14. Exercise 12: Let's take a look at exercise number 12 1st thing we're gonna do is take a look at what chords we need to play. We're going to be playing for in the first measure. We have an F five power chord way playing right here on the six string. First fret things were efforts. Second measure. We have a C five power chord, Men. In the third measure, we're gonna get down here on the 1st 1st Fred on the fifth string. It's in a sharp five, if you wanna, because this corporation appeared to be in the key of F, so you would probably call this a B flat five. That's an inter harmonic spelling. Whether you call it a sharp five or B flat five, it doesn't matter. They're both the same thing. And then in the fourth measure, we go up here and we play de five power chord, and then we get down to a seat power court. So the timing for the 1st 3 measures is just a thin. It's just and it's all palm muted. It's just going one and two and three and four and 1234 Down Nation five and then in the fourth measure, what I do is I have three d five power Portugal one and two. Then on the end of two, we're going down here to see, so it's gonna go. 1234 Once again, that is one and three and four. And so I'm gonna play through that core progression slowly again. 341234123 Now I'm gonna play through that core progression without counting 1234 And that is how you play exercise number 12. 15. Exercise 13: This is what exercise number 13 sounds like. All right, so let's take a look at the exercise. This is definitely more about an intermediate level rhythm. The power chords are easy, but in terms of the rhythm, it's definitely getting out of beginner and definitely getting into intermediate level with the adding 16 notes. I didn't want all these. I didn't want people guitar players. If you're a beginner, intermediate. I didn't want people board, so I thought I had to put in some, um, more challenging rhythms just so it wouldn't seem, you know, as boring. So in the first measure, we're gonna go from an a five power chord down to a G five power chord on the third friend and rhythmically we're gonna go. I do these. I could be number one. I could dio down, up one I just choose to go down down a little more rock n roll Feels like feels like it too , mate. So we're gonna go one for being number two. We're gonna go down, down, up And if you look at the guitar tab down below, it's all axes. That means we're gonna They're gonna be scratches. The reason I'm kind of holding my fingers flat because when I was running through this, if I didn't do that, if I want E, I just left my fingers up a little. I end up getting a harmonic here on the six string fifth fret. And if you if you like that sound and you want that harmonic in there, then by all means, just lift your fingers up a little bit. You know, I'm just to get those scratches. I'm taking these fingers here just lifting up a little so that it mutes out the strings. But I kind of wanted a cleaner scratch. I was going, which takes a little time, cause then you have to set your fingers back up to go. So it's up to you. I think at first I would probably wouldn't worry about the harmonic unjust dio That way you're not changing your hand How you're holding your hand. I just chose to do it a cleaner way. All right, so that is how you play exercise number one. I just said that that was exercise number one when I actually meant it was Ah, measure number one. All right, so let's take a look at the second measure. We have a D five power chord, and and what we're gonna do here is it's all eight notes and we're gonna do it all down. The any differences were going to use our pinky here and stretch up to the ninth fret we're gonna get one. I am so on the downbeat of two and four, we're gonna stretch up, put our pinky here. We're not going to take this finger. We're not gonna be O that people have a tendency to do that. It's a lot easier if you just put this one down way. There's no movement in the power cord at all to go one on three. That might be a big stretch. You know, if you're not used to stretching your hands out like that, you could always move up here in practice. It kind of way press that that, that measure up a little higher, and then move down on CBN dot So that is how you play Measure number two. All right, now I'm gonna play through it nice and slow, and I'm gonna count it out as we go. 1234123 Way Okay, now I'm gonna play through it two times, and I would like you to play along with me. Here we go. 12 34 on. And that is how you play exercise number 13. 16. Exercise 14: Let's take a look at this exercise Number 14. We have four measures and let's take a look at the cords are gonna start with an E five power chord. I'm gonna play that The six string Open and my first finger on the fifth string Second fret here on B way Goto a C five power chord which is based off the fifth string Third fret and they were gonna get G five power Chord, which is six string third fret We're gonna go to a D five power chord, which is on the fifth string. Fifth fret. Now, let's take a look at how to play the first measure. This one, like the previous one exercise 13 is a little more complicated. So we're kind of we're gonna go through ah, you know, measure by measure and talk about how to play each one. So in the first measure, what we have, we have a bunch of seven e five power cords. But what we're gonna do is if you notice on the 1st 1 if you look up above and where the actual notes are written, you're going to see an accent mark right on the 1st 1 So we're gonna hit that kind of louder, we're gonna go one, and then we're gonna go one and two and three. So we're gonna palm mute the next four one in two and three, and then on the end of three, we're gonna accent that power cord two and three, and then we're gonna palm mute the five again on the downbeat of four on Ben on the end of four, we're gonna accent the C five power. So we get this one and two and three or one more time. Two and 34 And that is how you play the first measure. Now we're gonna take a look at how to play the second measure. The second measure. Um, looks like we have a bunch of C five power cords until the end of four when we switch to G . So with this one, we're gonna dio one and do and three s. So the first that looks like the 1st 5 are going to be muted one and do in three. And then we're going Teoh accent the end of 31 into three. Accent. I mean, play loud. Don't muted, Just play louder. So once. So far we have one in two and three on. Then we're gonna mute the downbeat of four, which is still a C five power chord. And then, on the end of four, gonna move over to the G five power chord on the six string and accent them so that measures were selling. Going to sound like one and two and three for one more time. 1234 That's how you play measure and number two. For the third measure, we're going to be palm muting a bunch of G five power chords. We're gonna be going one in two and three. Then on the end of three, we're going toe accent it. So one and two and three on the downbeat. A four we're going to mute it for. And they were going to switch to a D five power court on accented Play it nice and loud. New Palm getting on the end of four. So that measure sounds like one and two and three. What time? One in two and three. Now let's take a look at how to play the fourth measure. The fourth measure is easy because it's just eight straight d five power chords and they're all palm muted. So just going one in two and three and four. And now I'm gonna play through this rhythm two times and you can go ahead and play along with me three. That was how you play exercise number 14. 17. Exercise 15: Let's take a look at what power chords we're gonna be using in this exercise. 15 we're going to start with an a sharp five power chord based off the six string six friend that we're gonna go to a C sharp five, which is on the fifth string. Fourth fret. Then we're gonna move it over to G Sharp five on the six string four threat and then we're gonna move it up to the fifth string six. Fret with it, which is a d sharp five way. Got this c g shot on D sharp power chords were going to be using. Now let's take a look at how to play the rhythms for exercise number 15 In the first measure, we're going to go one. And so it's 1/4 note mo miney onto 16th and that for being number two. It was two and a two. He said, we're gonna play home to It's gonna go one for being number three kids 31 without doing like, full muting this This rhythms kind of too fast to pull off. Teoh kind of change your hands in that nice, real dead scratch, so I wouldn't worry about you're gonna get some harmonics you might hear. Ah, a little bit of harmonics in there. But that first measures audio on. Then the second measure, it's the exact same rhythm. It just using G Sharp and D sharp. So it's going to go one. Put that together, Tonto. All right, Now, I'm gonna play through this two times, and I would like you to play along with me. Here we go. 12 34 And that was how you play exercise number 15. 18. Exercise 16: they were gonna take a look at what chords that were using in exercise. 16. We're going to start here with G five power Chord this in their gene, and this is a D, which is 1/5 above it. When I created this, I'm thinking of this in G minor scale one to go through and then the second cord. It says G five sharp five. They call this a sharp five because it is been in my brain. I was thinking of it as a flat six. I wanted to do something that sounded kind of cool a little more than just playing only the G five s. So I just added the flat six year a sharp five because I just thought it would sound pretty cool on. Then we get down here, Teoh first, Fred. It's a d sharp five on in terms of the G minor. So what? What is that court? And I'm thinking of that is the flat six chord because the scale goes one flat seven flats way d sharp five on that. I wanted something that sounded cool. I could stretched up here, but that sounds a little too happy and It's quite a stretch, so I decided to put g o put this a in here. Since that's part of a G minor scale. It goes 1112 flat, three e. So I thought it would be cool. Teoh sounds interesting, and it just changes it up a little. So that's the That's the one that says D sharp. Five flat Five Things is a flat fifth interval here from uh, hey, that's a tri tone or flat five on. And then in the third measure, I just go up here tow N F five power chord and I just play that the whole way on. Then back to G for the fourth measure back to G five. So those are the cords. Now let's take a look at how to play the rhythm. So the rhythm for this exercise is easy because it's all straight eights the entire way down, and we're gonna play down for all the way. Strumming is pretty easy cause you don't have to change anything. It's constant. The hallway. All right now I'm gonna play through the exercise two times and I would like you to play along with me way. And that was exercised. Number 16 19. Exercise 17: So let's take a look at this exercise and what chords we're gonna be using. We're going to start here with any five power chord based off the fourth string. Second fret way we're gonna move to a B five, just the fifth string second fret and then we're gonna go to an F sharp five. We're kind of going right down the strings for strength for five said when I say 45 and six , I'm referring to where my first finger is because that's the root of the court way. End up with five on the second fret six drinks. Then we're gonna move it up to an A five on the fifth friends. So these are the cords. Eat the F sharp. Now let's take a look at how to play the rhythm. Okay. In the first measure for beat number one, we have 2/8 notes on both the E five power chord. So we're gonna go one going to get down, up on on the downbeat of two. We're goingto we're gonna do a muted strum down and were strung up on the end of two on and play this be five power courts were gonna go Teoh to do that. That muted strong down Because we have to come up because we're coming up on B five on the on the end of two. You have Teoh, you have to make sure when you do the muted strum that you get your pick down here so that you're ready. Toe strum up for this Be five power chord todo beat number three It's holding over from the end of two. So we're coming in on this Be five on the end of two, 33 and then for beat number four, we're going to go on. So for the first measure, we're gonna go Teoh. And for that fourth, people gonna get a strong down, Down, down, up! So one more time, Teoh. Right now let's take a look at how to play the second. So for the second measure, the rhythm is exactly the same. We're just doing different courts were going more time three. So when you're going from the f sharp to the five I make while I'm transitioning, that's what I do scratch 12 s. So that way it's somewhere in here between this court, this court, I do the scratch that way. My hand. Because I have the luxury of doing the scratch. Then I have time to move my hand up. So it goes one to beat number four. It's gonna be Oh, it's an eight there followed by 2/16. So once again, that measure sounds like because I'm gonna play through that exercise two times and you can play along with me 34 So this exercise, rhythmically there's a lot of stuff going on. You're moving around three different sets of strings for the power cords. You have muted strum Jeff 16th notes to play. So this is definitely an intermediate rhythm. Eso if you find yourself you're a beginner and you're like this just is not happening. I cannot, you know, can't pull off the rhythm. Then don't worry about it. Just go through just practice sports. You can simplify it by just playing eight notes or quarter notes. You can play each court to beachy Oh, way. You still kind of your you know, your able to practice the exercise, um, without having to deal with all that extra stuff. But I wanted to put this one in here cause it's, um you know, it's just a tougher rhythm to play. It'll be more fun for intermediate players to play, and that was exercise number 17. 20. Exercise 18: All right, let's take a look at this exercise number 18 This exercise is in drop d tuning. So you have to take your six string, which is normally, and me, and you have to lower down to a D. I've already done that. What that allows you to do is you can play a power cord by just playing the fifth and sixth string open war on a single Fred the guy could play a power cord open first friend, friend. And all I'm doing is I'm playing the same Fred on both strings because since we since we lowered normally, you would play power card like this. But since we lowered the six string down a whole step, this note is now moved up to the same fret where your third finger would go. You can play a power cord just with one finger on that power core can be played on the fifth and the sixth string. It can also be played with the fourth in six. Because this is a route. This is the root of the court. Just like this one. Just This was just an occupier. Ah, so it's a really fun tuning to play guitar in because you can just use one finger and moving around. He needs model fingers, but just being able to play his power chords with one finger is a lot of fun. Now, let's take a look at what we're actually playing in the first measure. We have 4/4 notes and we're going to go way up on the third fret here. That was the open day. Now we're gonna play an F five power chord for beats three and four. First measure just goes in the second measure. We're gonna go up here the eighth fret and play this a sharp five way the seventh friend play that 85. So the second way put the put that together, it sounds like 13 All right, now, I'm gonna play through it two times, and you can go ahead and play along with me. 1234 And that is how you play exercise number 18 21. Exercise 19: So let's take a look at how to play this exercise in 19. In the first measure, looks like we have 1/4 note followed by 68 notes. So we're going Thio going to go one on the downbeat of one. We're gonna play it, play open Palm You were gonna go one to end three and four, two and three and four. And on the and of four, we're gonna play D C five power chord and I turned distortion down just so I could talk over it because it has a lot of distortion. So once again, that measure number one goes one to end three and four and going into measure number two, you keep this d sharp five ringing for B one and then on to you get back to the three. Opens again. So you're going to end three and four. They're going up and 10 friend that C five power chord for the end of force weaken. So there's two first two measures. Go one, two and three and 412 and three and four. Now let's take a look at how to play measures three and four on the end of two were coming in with this C five power car going for and no on the measure number three on the number one the first quarter. No, we don't plaything. Then on to we're gonna dio two and three and four for So once again, that measure goes, don't play angle 12 and three and four and then going into measure for we don't planning on the downbeat of one because we're still holding over this eight. And then on the end of one, we play open way and once again that the fourth measure were holding that aims on one hand . Now I'm gonna play through the whole exercise slowly while counting. 12 and three and four and 12 and three and 41234 Now I'm gonna go ahead and play through it two times and I would like you to play along with me. Here we go. 1234 I understand this. This exercise is much trickier than the first, you know, 1st 10 but it's a lot of fun. And that's how you play exercise number 19 22. Exercise 20: all right for exercise number 20. What we have here is we start in the first measure with a D five power court that comes, It'll one. So we're gonna go one. And so basically, what's happening here is I'm playing a power cord open, and then I'm hitting those to open palm muted Lo de Susan's were still in drop, detaining, going on and the timing use one end up one in the two and three and four. And that's basically the main rhythm that I'm using here in this exercise. So that 1st 1st measure is gonna go, boy, and you're gonna have to get used to playing a power on Ben muting those open. There's open six string opens so that first measure goes one and I have the distortion turned down. So it's selling this theme with all the distortion up, but just too noisy for me to talk ever. All right. In the second measure, what we're gonna do is we're gonna go. We're gonna start with the C five power chord on three, going one, and it's still the rhythm is still one and two, and, uh, it's gonna go on and come in on that. That eighth sharp five power chord on the of beat. Number two. I think that's a lot slicker. I could've went one, and I think that sounds fine. But I wanted to come in just a little radio. I thought they just sounded a little cooler. Eso basically, that's how you play the 1st 2 measures and measures. Three and four are the same. So you basically just play it two times. So now I'll go through and play in a couple of times and I would like you to play along with me. Now. I'm gonna play through the rhythm two times and feel free to go ahead and play along with me 12 three way, and that is how you play exercise number 20.