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This chord is a power chord, a type of chord often used in rock and heavy-metal, played on a distorted guitar to create a strong and energetic sound.
The intervals in a power chord are only the Root and the Perfect Fifth, then this chord is neither major or minor.
This chord is called in the following ways:
- G Powerchord
The notes in the G power chord are G and D
Notes that compose the G 5 chord:
How the Powerchord chord is built:
Visually impaired people might find useful the G 5 accessible text-based description for this chord.
- Chord boxes are sorted from the easiest to the hardest. Learn how to read chord diagrams.
- If you have difficulties with bar chord shapes, check the Bar Chords Tips tutorial.
- You find more chord shapes, as well as full fretboard maps, in the ebook Chords Domination | Play Any Chord You Want Across All The Fretboard
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This fretboard map shows you the tones in the chord all along the neck. You can play this chord by choosing some of the chord tones.
Find more chord tones fretboard maps in the ebook Chords Domination