A little knowledge and some just-above beginner level skill can go a long way. In this post we'll build step-by-step but quickly from what may be your first power chord to playing some proper band-level classic rock. Power Chords - The Easiest Way to Play Guitar? A decent grip on power chords is enough to play basic but solid guitar for just about any song you like. No need to worry if chords are major or minor and we can just ignore all those complex looking numbers!