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Power Chords B-D-A-G
This exercise begins with a standard power chord shape that is on the seventh fret sixth string. The second chord moves to a D power chord from the fifth string. Play this chord with your first finger on the fifth string fifth fret, third finger fourth string seventh fret, and the fourth finger on the seventh fret of the third string. Be careful to not pick the sixth string when playing this chord.
The A power chord is the same shape on the fifth fret sixth string, the G power chord is the same shape on the third fret. These power chord fingerings are movable shapes that can be moved anywhere on the neck. They are also a staple in rock and pop music.
Palm mute all the eighth notes in the chord progression, with the exception of the very first beat. The first note of each measure is not palm muted, and accented with a little extra attack on it. Also, use all down strokes though the whole progression, this will also help to make the chords sound a bit heaver, and will add more of a driving effect to the progression.
Focus on the accent on beat one. Make it as clear as possible.
Also, make sure all the other beats are clearly palm muted.
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