The Power Chord
The 'Power Chord' otherwise known as a 5th chord is versatile and is great for beginners. Once you learn the shape you can apply this all over the fret board, providing you with multiple chords at your finger tips. This chord is made up of the root note and another note that is 5 notes up from it. Taking the chord pictured, B5, B being the root note (1st finger), F# being the 5th note up (3rd finger) and along with this we add in the octave of the root note B (4th finger).