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Power Chords E-C-D-G
This power chord exercise is designed to help you connect power chords as well as sixteenth note alternate picking. This exercise will help you build speed, dexterity, as well as palm muting. There is so many place you can use this technique, its a super useful thing to have down for any guitar player. This power chord exercise uses a mix of eight note, sixteenth notes to get this rhythm pattern. Its important to use a down, down, up, down, up picking pattern with this one.
This exercise begins with a standard E power chord shape that is on the sixth string. The second chord moves to a C power chord from the third fret fifth string.
The third chord is an D power chord which is on the fifth fret fifth string. The last measure is a G power chord on the third fret, sixth string.
Palm mute all the sixteenth notes in the chord progression. Its common to accent each eighth note in a pattern like this, but it’s not necessary.
Don’t forget to use the down, down, up, down, up picking.
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