Gang, I've been learning the guitar for say, 6 months self-taught. Last two week I'd been practicing triad chords like hell. I decided to put them into a love song of mine that I wrote specifically for real chords. And you know what? It just didn't sound right. It didn't send out the right message I wanted to send out.
So what now? Should I continue learning real chords or stick to something I'm much better at, power chords? Also, with punk/garage/rock and roll, what do you think is the triad chord/power chord ratio being used?
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Go for full barre chords, or even regular chords, like A and E, which you learn when first playing guitar. Those have the fullest sound. Power chords have their place, too, though. Isn't Link Wray credited with being the first to use power chords in a popular song? And, of course, Jack White, who's in your profile pic, uses them on songs like White Orchid.