Beginner Power Chords

Power Chords are an extremely relevant and widely used technique that can still be played by beginners. Though they feature just two notes, power chords can have a big sound on an electric guitar. In this lesson, Peter Vogl will show you how to play a basic E and A power chord. We’ll also look at how you can add distortion to your sound through amp settings. Once we’ve covered the basics, you’ll get the chance to practice playing these power chords in context with a backing track.

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Our 30 lesson Beginner Electric Guitar Course by Peter Vogl will teach the absolute beginner everything they need to play electric guitar. We’ll start by covering the basics like parts of the guitar, proper playing position, and reading tablature. Next, we’ll move on to playing chords, strum patterns, scales, and more. Once you work through this course, we have more advanced lessons that will begin teaching you how to play more advanced chord progressions and how to start soloing. Premium membership also includes access to over 500 exclusive lessons (full list) covering different techniques, guitarists, and difficulty levels.