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  1. Paul
    April 7th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

    Another great article. I think a lot of folks sometimes overlook the importance of muting the strings they are not using. it’s probably because they are so concerned about getting the power chord – we tend to forget the silent part of the chord. This is especially important with power chords, because they’re usually “heavy” by nature, so if you don’t do a great job of muting what you’re not using, then you’ll hear a lot of noise and unwanted harmonics, etc.

    Paul

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  2. Victor
    May 29th, 2014 @ 3:49 am

    Great article!

    Power chords were the first thing I learnt on guitar. It was great to go back to power chords with a better theoretical understanding and I really enjoyed reading about the different voicings because it actually makes sense to me now but it wouldn’t have a couple years ago.

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  3. nuella
    June 2nd, 2015 @ 4:03 am

    this is like the best guitar site ever.. i never understood the power chords till this lesson.. please it might sound wierd but pleeeaaassee when are the power chords applicable

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    • Kevin
      July 13th, 2015 @ 11:02 am

      If you are playing a rythm guitar section, they are really useful. I use them mostly as chorus, and pre chorus buildups. While I precision play solos and intros. In rock music they are used a lot by the rythm guitarist. You don’t usually have to play a normal chord. If the music sounds a little heavier than its probably mostly power chords.

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    • Val
      March 11th, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

      100% same with me :)

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