View Full Version : chords used for punk music?

03-20-2008, 05:34 PM
Now i realize that you guys are going to read this and automatically tell me to go too google, i already tried and i couldnt find what i was looking for.
so that being said do any of you guys no any links that can help me find some decent punk chords? preferably not in tab, but rather showing the chord itself. any links or tips would be greatly apreciated.

oh and in case you were wondering its for guitar
thank you

Chump Champ
03-20-2008, 05:35 PM
There's no such thing as a "punk" chord. The chords primarily used in punk music are bar chords and power chords, but they aren't called punk chords.

03-20-2008, 05:35 PM
^ok then can you post links to those?

Chump Champ
03-20-2008, 05:38 PM
There's really no "link"

Bar chords are pretty much just the same form up and down the neck, just google bar chords if you really want to know.

Power chords are just the root and the fifth of a chord

03-20-2008, 05:56 PM
about.com -- power chords (http://guitar.about.com/library/weekly/aa092600c.htm)

03-20-2008, 06:01 PM
when you teach yourself to play guitar, power chords are all you know...


03-20-2008, 06:04 PM
^Wrong, when you teach your self shittily. You can learn anything really, it most likely won't be as good as hands on lesson, but just search and you shall find.

03-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Leo Kottke taught himself to play, and he's considered one of the best fingerstyle musicians. I've been teaching myself, and I wouldn't call myself a slouch, either.

Oh yeah, some Leo Kottke:


It's all about how you teach yourself. Granted, I'm using anecdotal references.

03-21-2008, 04:33 AM
T-Patterns, I think.

03-21-2008, 07:14 PM
its just this kind of chord up and down the neck

|-5----- (example.)

03-21-2008, 07:16 PM
and open major chords on occasion

03-21-2008, 08:49 PM
for punk pretty much any three chords you can think of in the penatonic scale of what ever key your playin in

ocasionally if will get a little more complex, but not usually

for example - easiest punk song i can think of right now

blitzkreg bop(hey ho lets go)- ------------------ then just do a d power chord, then a high e power chord after the a's(im too lazy to tab it out lol
then repeat whole bunch of times then figure out the other lil part yourself ha