Guitar Tablature: "Power Play" - dummies

Guitar Tablature: “Power Play”

By Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell

Learning how to play “Power Play” on guitar will give you a chance to practice and demonstrate a four-bar rock progression using only power chords. Countless rock songs use this progression, including the classic “Takin’ Care of Business,” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (known as BTO to their friends). Remember that power chords are well-suited to a heavier, distorted sound, and you can use them in place of full versions of chords because they usually contain the same bottom two or three notes.

To play “Power Play,” you need to know how to finger and play the A5, G5, and D5 power chords and how to crank your amp up to 11 (à la Spinal Tap).

Power Play
Power Play