How to Make a Power Chord

Important Note from Lisa: As I am talking you through the fingering in this lesson, I mistakenly say you should fret the 4th string with your ring finger - but in fact, it should be your PINKY!!

I am playing it correctly, using my pinky, in the video. Apologies for my mis-speak and any confusion.

Remember: PINKY!

This proper fingering for the Power Chord can be a tricky stretch for some folks at first, but you'll get it with practice!

Also, learning about Power Chords and how they work will open up your understanding of how the guitar works, when you venture up above the first three frets, away from 'open chord' positions.

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