Power chords

A power chord is a chord made up of a root and a fifth.  Power chords are used in just about every rock and metal song.  Below is a diagram of an F power chord.  It is made up of F and C

  We can also add the octave note to this chord which looks like this.

  With our index finger on the root (F), we can play this chord either by using our ring and pinky to finger the fifth and the octave notes, or by barring across them with our ring finger.

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