Power chords like A5 are guitar chords played with just two notes, the root and the 5th. The 3rd is left out of power chords, and because of this the power chord has neither a major nor a minor sound.

It’s not hard to learn power chords, and once you’ve learned one you know them all! In addition to the A5 you’ll learn here, there are also G5, D5, and C5.

Playing the A5 Chord

Like I said, only 2 fingers are needed here and you’ll only be strumming 2 strings. First place your 1st (index) finger on 6th string of the 5th fret. Stretch out your 3rd finger to reach the 5th string of the 7th fret. Your 2nd finger can take a break here.

Strum only the thickest 2 strings (strings number 5 and 6). The other strings will remain silent to give A5 its distinct sound.

Ready to try the A power chord yourself? Here’s what it looks like:

A power chord (A5)