The latest video in Fretello’s Guitar Hacks series shows you how to use simple tricks to create exciting riffs with power chord variations.

Power Chords are popular in rock and metal music because they create a heavy sound from your guitar, and they’re the easiest chords to play. A popular example of a song that uses Power Chords is Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple.

How to Create Power Chord Riffs

On our live demo, you’ll learn two very simple tricks – basically, raising or lowering the higher note by half a step to create a new sound. Then you can pick up your guitar and get creative, putting your new sounds together to create some cool tunes.

Doing a Power Chord variation will help you create new sounds and take your guitar skills to a new level. By combining the variations with the standard power chord, you can create tension in your music.

If you want to learn a few more Power Chord tricks, check out our previous post. Over there we covered the basics of what a Power Chord is, plus small tips and demos to help you master the skill easier.

Remember, no one is born a guitar master. But with regular practice, you’ll soon become the guitar player you’ve always wanted to be.

Learn Guitar With Fretello

Want to improve your guitar skills or get from Zero to Hero in no time? Then check out our app! The Fretello app’s fun and simple guitar courses will teach you simple riffs, shapes and skills that will soon get you playing rock classics using Power Chords.