Indicating power chords

Power chords and their symbols can be engraved in chord mode or as chord constructs. As an exception, the fifth is specified in these chord names, whereas it is usually left out in other chords (e.g., major or minor triads).

ChordsAndSymbols = {
  \chordmode {
    e,,1:5
    a,,:5.8
    \set TabStaff.restrainOpenStrings = ##t
    \set minimumFret = 8
    c,:5
    f,:5.8
  }
  \set minimumFret = 2
  \set restrainOpenStrings = ##f
  <a, e> <a cis' e'>
  <g d' g'>
}
\score {
  <<
    \new ChordNames {
    \ChordsAndSymbols
    }
    \new Staff {
      \clef "treble_8"
      \ChordsAndSymbols
    }
    \new TabStaff {
      \ChordsAndSymbols
    }
  >>
}

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See also

Music Glossary: power chord.

Notation Reference: Extended and altered chords, Printing chord names.

Snippets: Fretted strings.


LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.17 (development-branch).