How to Play a G Power Chord (G5) on Guitar


Chord Description

G 5 position 1 guitar chord diagram

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
  • G5

The notes in the G power chord are G and D

Notes that compose the G 5 chord:

GD

How the Powerchord chord is built:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

Visually impaired people might find useful the G 5 accessible text-based description for this chord.

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Guitar Patterns for the G Powerchord chord

Position 1
Movable

G 5 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
Open

G 5 position 11 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
Movable

G 5 position 12 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
Movable

G 5 position 14 guitar chord diagram

Position 5
Movable

G 5 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 6
Movable

G 5 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 7
Open

G 5 position 8 guitar chord diagram

Position 8
Movable

G 5 position 15 guitar chord diagram

Position 9
Movable

G 5 position 16 guitar chord diagram

Position 10
BarreMovable

G 5 position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 11
BarreMovable

G 5 position 7 guitar chord diagram

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Chord tones in te G 5 chord

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.

1
5
1
5
1
1
5
5
1
5
1
5
1
5

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