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Power Chords - How to Play Guitar: Chords, Lesson 8

by Soon Il Higashino | Music FREE

5 Lessons 47:07
  1. 1. Intro to Power Chords 13:15
  2. 2. Power Chords Exercise 16:15
  3. 3. Identifying Names of Power Chords 9:18
  4. 4. Let's Play All The Small Things by Blink 182! 7:16
  5. 5. Conclusion 1:03



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About the course

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar? Didn't know where to start learning? "How to Play Guitar" is a series of guitar lessons that may help you with that! In Chords Lesson 8, I will be introducing power chords, which are a useful type of chord that can help us play more chords on the guitar! By just learning one hand shape, we can play chords all along the fretboard of the guitar, and learning power chords can help us play many types of songs, particularly rock songs. We'll do an exercise to help us use power chords and also learn how to identify their names so that we can know even more chords on the guitar. We'll learn the chorus of All The Small Things by blink-182, so grab your guitars and let's rock! :)


  • Acoustic
  • Chords
  • Guitar
  • Instrument
  • Music


Princeton University

I tutored students K-12 throughout high school in math and reading for 2 and a half years. I encouraged students to become self-learners and learn how to use tools they've been taught to solve any kind of problems they come across. I have taught small-group (1-3 college students) guitar lessons in college and have provided personalized advice and help to various individual guitar learners throughout high school and college.

Are you looking for new creative forms of self-expression through the arts and music? My courses focus on providing tools that can allow you to use music and art as your own creative outlets to express yourself with! I am currently focusing on teaching various music lessons, including guitar and singing, and hope to teach some lessons in drawing in the near future. I'm also passionate about the environment and studied civil and environmental engineering in college, and I hope to teach lessons about the environment in future courses as well.

I began tutoring students K-12 while in high school. I was very inspired to see the students learning how to become self-learners and beginning to use the tools they'd been taught to solve any kind of problems they came across. Over the past 12 years, I've taught myself how to play guitar and draw as ways of expressing myself creatively. I began giving personalized advice or support to my friends learning the guitar from high school and onwards. In college, I began offering small-group (1-3 people) guitar lessons to the student groups I performed guitar in. Teaching my peers the tools they needed to play guitar and watching them improve for themselves encouraged me to want to teach guitar to a wider audience. To me, music has been such an essential part of how I express myself and my emotions, and I want to help others in their journey of finding outlets for their own unique and wonderful creativity.

Through my courses, I strive to make learning a new creative activity, such as learning a musical instrument, more approachable by providing various exercises and multiple ways to practice the same technique to reinforce learning. I strive to teach with a positive and fun attitude to help engage Gooroo students in the challenging yet rewarding journey of learning!

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