Watch the SECTION 10: Power Chords online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

The chords that we have been playing use open strings and sound either happy or sad depending on whether they were major or minor in quality. Power chords that we’re going to learn in this lesson are just that, deep and powerful, and are used in heavier rock tunes. They’re not major or minor and have a number 5 next to them. Lets check them out.