Powerchords are the building block of rock and metal. They get a bad rap for being simplistic, but the reality is that their simplicity gives them unparalleled versatility- the ability to accommodate both major AND minor tonalities instead of being limited to just one.
Applying this ambiguity just requries a little bit of knowledge about scales and fifths, as well as the chords in a key. This video will go over the music theory of powerchords and how they fit into your scale concepts, as well as general ideas and applications of power chords and their variations.
Related theory videos-
Chords in minor: https://youtu.be/j-j4g0ktPGw
Metallica Scale: https://youtu.be/UuqvZDDm_bk
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