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power chord

A chord commonly used in rock music that combines a root (a low note that forms the foundation of a chord) and its fifth (a note that is five notes higher than the root on the scale). A: "When do you want me to come in?" B: "Why don't you hit that power chord, and we'll go into the chorus from there."
See also: chord, power
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Let a sad but distorted note knell to mark the passing of Link Wray, an originator and power chord innovator most famous for poking holes in his amp's speaker to produce the trademark rumbling guitar sound on songs like, well, "Rumble" and "Jack the Ripper" (the 1958 song "Rumble," an instrumental, was actually banned in some places as it was thought to inspire street fighting and violence).
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