The CAGED system : Exercise 1

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The CAGED system is a very effective way of understanding the various patterns of scales and chords on the guitar neck. it allows the player to see how the scales link together in bite size sections as opposed to trying to comprehend the entire neck in one lump. This makes life a whole bunch easier.

The name CAGED comes from the order and shape of the chords which makes the system work NOT the fact that often the chords and scales are drawn on grids that look a bit like a cage, as some have mistakenly thought.

This article will make an assumption that you already know the chord shapes of C A G E D and how to play them as barre chords. If this is not the case you will need to do that first.

Starting with the C major chord we are going to play each available…

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~ by Geoff Lea Guitar on September 15, 2013.

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