Watch the Root-Fifth Fingerboard Layouts online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Power Chord Blues Riffs

Diagram 1shows the layout of an A5 (power chord) over the entire fingerboard. The A notes are the roots (1) and the E notes are the fifths.These scale degrees are labeled in red. Any combination of the root and fifth will generate a power chord. We will be working throughout this group of lessons in the fifth position. It is important that you learn to visualize these roots and fifths.