Power Chords

Place your pointer finger on the 5th fret of the low E string. Now place your ring finger on the 7th fret of the A string. Strum both strings.

This is a Power Chord!

 

You can play a power chord anywhere on the fretboard, starting at any fret!  Try moving your power chord around and see what cool rhythms you can make!

The technical definition of a power chord is a root and its 5th (fifth note in scale)