Power chord

A two-note chord made up of the root and fifth

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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A power chord is a two note chord voicing composed of the root and 5th, making it a perfect fifth interval.
A power chord does not contain a third, so it can be used in place of a major or minor chord.

Power chords are common in rock, metal, and punk music.
The power chord can also include a third note, the octave of the root.

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