Watch the Power Play online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Chord Studies: Beginner Chords Vol. 1

Now we're rockin'! Here we play an E5 and an A5 chord in power chord shapes. Use your first finger to barre the two strings in both chords. Apply a little bit of a palm mute with your right hand and you'll get that typical rock chunking sound going on. Make sure you play along with the backing track to practice staying in good rhythm.