How To Play A5 Power Chord On Guitar
Learn how to play the A5 chord properly on the guitar in this easy lesson. A5 Chord is also known as A5 Power Chord.
Power Chord is generally played on a distorted electric guitar in metal or hard rock music.
A5 Power Chord Diagram
How To Play A5 Chord On Guitar
A5 is a 3-strings or 2-string chord. To play A5 Power Chord:
- Place your Index Finger on Fifth Fret, Sixth String.
- With your Ring Finger, Bar on Seventh Fret, Fifth and Fourth String. You can also Play A5 Chord as a two-string chord, without the fourth string.
- Third, Second and First Strings are not played.
Notes In A5 Chord
Notes played in A5 Power Chord are A-E.
- Root Note A is played on the 6th string and 4th String of the guitar. Playing the 4th string in the A5 power chord is optional.
- E note is played on the 5th string of the guitar and is the Perfect Fifth Interval of the A Major Scale.
A5 Power Chord Formula
The Power chords formula is 1-5.
To make a power chord, start with the Root Note. To this triad, just add the Perfect Fifth Interval of the Major Scale.
Accordingly, notes played in A5 Chord are A-E. You can also play the A note as an octave on 7th Fret 4th strings.
To learn about Intervals and Music Theory, check out this lesson.