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C5(p) guitar chord
You must leave out the sixth guitar stringPlay note C on chord 5 (3rd fret)Play note G on chord 4 (5th fret)Play note C on chord 3 (5th fret)You must leave out the second guitar stringYou must leave out the first guitar string
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Play the C5 power chord
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C5 Power Chord

String Note Finger Fret nr. Option.
5C 1 3rd fretfr.  
4G 3 5th fretfr.  
3C 4 5th fretfr. optionalopt.

C5 power chord's notes: C, G and C. Only the 5th, 4th and 3rd strings can be played. The note C on string three is optional.

Power chords are used extensively in all forms of rock music, and they sound the best when played on electric guitars with heavy distortion.

C5 (perfect fifth interval) power chord's alternative names: C(no 3rd), C(no3).

Steps: 1-5.
1(C), 5(G).