In this video guitar lesson I’m going to show you a power chord form that’s used a lot in rock music. I call it the “Loverboy Power Chord”, in part because it was used a lot by guitarist Paul Dean from the band Loverboy. I kick off the video by playing the main chord riff from the song “Lucky Ones”. So be prepared to get your 80s on 🙂
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(Video Guitar Lesson)
Loverboy Power Chord
The essence of the Loverboy Power Chord is that you will play the root of the chord on the 6th string with your thumb. It’s a great one to play if you have your guitar swung down low.
Rock Chord Combo
Put the F#5 chord together with the A5 and B5 below and you have a common combination of chords used in rock music. Take a listen to the song “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ ” from Judas Priest for one example of this chord combo in action.
“Lucky Ones” from Loverboy – Guitar Tablature
Of course I started off the video guitar lesson with the main chord riff from the song “Lucky Ones” from Loverboy. Below is the guitar tablature so you can learn the riff. The song comes from their 1981 album “Get Lucky”.
“Lucky Ones” Video from Loverboy
Here is the video from “Lucky Ones” for a little inspiration.