Root Notes or something


NRLoser
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NRLoser
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04/03/2003 2:44 am
Okay, say I have a song that is played with open G D and C chords. What are the root notes if i wanted to play them as powerchords? And i dont mean like its a G note, i mean 4th fret 1st string.

kinda confusing, but i never had any formal lessons, so i never learned the notes. is there like a chart somewhere?
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04/03/2003 12:32 pm
First , the G note is on the 3rd fret not the 4th on the first string... And I think you mean the 6th string by saying the first string , but it makes no difference in this case since they're both Es.

A power chord is just the root note and the 5th , the root note is the name of the chord ... So the chords you need are :

G5 (power chord) = G + D
D5 = D + A
C5 = C + G


Generaly , add 3.5 steps (or 7 frets) to the rrot note , and you got the power chord... You can also add the octave note to ave a 3-string power chords which increase the thickness of the chord.
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