Photo by Geof F. MorrisHow frequently do you look up the check for your favorite track and discover a page of troublesome hunting energy chords?
For some cause years ago in the “land of TAB” some smart other produced a choice to create energy chords tough to play by generating all energy chords 3 finger formations.
I don’t have any idea why they did this, as you might discover soon … Two of the notes in the formation are the same letter name.
Since 2 of the notes in the 3 note force chord share synonymous letter name no more tranquility is built, to effectively drop 1 of these notes and create a more perfectly crafted 2 finger energy chord form.
The Two Finger Power Chord :
After a great deal of trial-error guitarists discover the greatest and many “powerful” sound was produced by playing 2 notes together, therefore the name “energy chord”. Technically a chord is 3 different notes played together, but new music needs unique unproven terminology to explain the sounds.
A good illustration of energy chords is the introduction to “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple … Please note these are 2 note energy chords frequently incorrectly created as 3 note force chords.
The First as well as the Fifth :
The 2 notes that make the greatest results are the first and 5th notes.
Here’s some examples for you to test …
Scale of G : G,A,B,C,D,E,F,G
First note is “G” as well as the 5th note is “D” when these 2 notes are played together they provide a “G” force chord.
Frequently force chords are created with a quantity 5 after the letter name i.e, G5 is an alternative means of composing a “G” force chord.
Here is an illustration in the key of D.
Scale of D : D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D
First note is “D” as well as the 5th note is “A” when these 2 notes are played together they provide a “D” energy chord.
And another illustration in the key of A.
Scale of A : A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A
First note is “A” as well as the 5th note is “E” when these 2 notes are played together they provide a “A” force chord.
Two Note Power Chord vs The Three Note Power Chord :
The notes in a 2 note G5 chord are G & D
The notes in a 3 note G5 chord G,D and G
Can you see the duplication?
So, don’t create points hard for yourself …carting that more note all over the fingerboard is a lot like pulling and elephant up a hill, create it easy and play the 2 note adaptation, it’ll sound a lot better.