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:
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Play This Chord With Other Roots
You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below.