Metal Mike Chlasciak Offers Lesson on Power Chord Variations

By MDuffy

March 7, 2014

Metal Mike Chlasciak Guitar WorldMetal Mike Chlasciak’s latest Guitar World column dives into the realm of power chords, specifically those in the style of metal standards like Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” or Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.”

“Common to all of the above mentioned songs is the way the primary rhythm guitar parts convey an implied melodic hook, which is the very thing that makes these parts so memorable and effective,” he wrote.  “The implied melody notes are often the higher of the two notes of each power chord played throughout the progression.”

How does one come up with those power chords? Chlasciak offers his advice after the jump.

Chlasciak is hosting another installment of Metal Mike’s Metal Heroes Summer Camp for students ages 12-18 in August. Click here for more information.