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kroz182
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Okay I'm a new guitar guitar player

Post by kroz182 » December 1st, 2017, 9:36 pm

And I'm 17 and i saw the jesus and mary chain play a few weeks ago here in austin and they played a new song "always sad" and I watched them play it and it seemed like they used a lot of power chords like most of there songs do from the tabs I've seen but when I looked up the tab of that song it was more "non power chords" like 320003 which is obviously a g chorn but when i clicked on the show chords it showed it as that and not a g power chord... is that the same thing or not why would it say that? heres the song and heres the tab, I"m just trying to get around this

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/th ... ds_1984663

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1nRZIJw1mo[/YouTube]

thanks in advanced im just trying to step up my game and figure this out.

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Re: Okay I'm a new guitar guitar player

Post by LessPaul » December 21st, 2017, 11:54 am

In western music chords consist of a "1, 3, & 5" with the type of "3rd" & "5th" determining sonority (major, minor, or diminished). In words all major minor and diminished chords consist of some kind of 1, 3, & 5 sounding harmonically (at the same time).

"Power Chords" or 5 chords (e.g. G5, D5, etc) are devoid of any 3rd they are open fifths or just 1's, & 5's sounding harmonically.

SO
ANY major or minor chord can be partially substituted accurately by a Power Chord.
For example:
G can be substituted for G5
and Em can be substituted by E5

There's a lot of gaps in this explanation. To understand it fully I highly recommend Edly's Music Theory for Practical People

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