minor power chords?


pennyanmurph
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12/16/2008 10:41 am
I would like to play a C, Am, F, G progression as power chords, but I'm not sure of any way to play the Am as a power chord. Does anyone know?
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12/16/2008 12:13 pm
Powerchords are neither major nor minor since they are created of a root note and a 5th. They don't have the Major or minor third that would make them either Major or minor.

So in the progression you're trying to play, you would play a simple A5 powerchord.
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12/16/2008 3:11 pm
e-----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D----5------------------------------------
A----3--------7--------3--------5---------
E-------------5--------1--------3---------

Power chords are built with the Root and the 5th. (no 3rd)
The 3rd defines the chord as major or minor; without it, you are left with an Perfect Fifth (P5) interval, a.k.a. power chord.

The chords on the tablature are:
C5, A5, F5, G5.

Hope that helps :)


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12/16/2008 8:00 pm
Thanks so much. Makes sense.
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06/14/2019 5:23 pm

Am G F Em G?

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