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    OK, here's a really wierd one I discovered a a couple of days ago, totally by accident. Basically it's a power chord with a #4 on top that you have to catch with a diagonal barre. Sounds really freaky with distortion, but pretty cool in context (think Voivod).

    e----4---------
    b----x---------
    G----7----------
    D----7--------
    A----5--------
    D-------------
    A--------------
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    "In fact, it's the only power, all others being a semblance and mockery of it. But you must also not care about possessing the power itself. So fuck it."

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    one of my favs. simple, but dissonant sounding and can be moved anywhere

    e---
    b---
    g---
    d---
    a---5
    e---4
    b---3

    another simple one i dig that works off the other one pretty good.
    e---
    b---
    g---
    d---
    a---
    e---5
    b---6
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    An example of 7SoH's first chord being used to remendous effect. The octave sounds really cool, and the tritone gives it the familiar "demonic" edge.

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    Here's a six-string power chord voicing for a double-drop-tuned six string.

    d----5---
    b----8---
    G----7---
    D----5---
    A----5---
    D----5---

    I'm currently messing around with these voicings on a Les Paul tuned to double-drop Bb, and it sounds nuts!

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    Some of these are really sick, thanks for making this

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    Some really cool ideas here. I can see myself coming to this thread again when I'm trying to write next time.

    This ons is a cool idea I was using and then I saw it in a Cynic song too. It can be moved around or played higher up if you want the stretch to be easier. I like how it sounds in a progression where you want to move away from the normal power chord sound.

    e-------
    b-------
    G----12-
    D----10-
    A----7---
    E--------

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    A massive G5 chord, courtesy of Richie Blackmore!

    e--3---
    b--3---
    G--0---
    D--5---
    A--5---
    E-----

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    One I like to use is

    ----
    ----
    -11-
    -9--
    -7--
    -8--

    and

    ---
    ---
    -9-
    -9-
    -7-
    -8-

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