Learn how to play the A5 chord properly on the guitar in this easy lesson. A5 Chord is also known as A5 Power Chord.
Power Chord is generally played on a distorted electric guitar in metal or hard rock music.
A5 Power Chord Diagram
How To Play A5 Chord On Guitar
A5 is a 3-strings or 2-string chord. To play A5 Power Chord:
- Place your Index Finger on Fifth Fret, Sixth String.
- With your Ring Finger, Bar on Seventh Fret, Fifth and Fourth String. You can also Play A5 Chord as a two-string chord, without the fourth string.
- Third, Second and First Strings are not played.
Notes In A5 Chord
Notes played in A5 Power Chord are A-E.
- Root Note A is played on the 6th string and 4th String of the guitar. Playing the 4th string in the A5 power chord is optional.
- E note is played on the 5th string of the guitar and is the Perfect Fifth Interval of the A Major Scale.
A5 Power Chord Formula
The Power chords formula is 1-5.
To make a power chord, start with the Root Note. To this triad, just add the Perfect Fifth Interval of the Major Scale.
Accordingly, notes played in A5 Chord are A-E. You can also play the A note as an octave on 7th Fret 4th strings.
To learn about Intervals and Music Theory, check out this lesson.