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woodall
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Albino Blue
Oct 8th, 2014 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Orally and visually ... so simple once you grasp that recurring pattern. Give it a try.

Really will enhance your playing all over the neck.

Great little blues oriented solo included too. Very artistic playing ...

CAGED Video

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tone to the bone no other way
Oct 9th, 2014 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Had our music minister explain the circle of fifths several years back. Explored the concept of the CAGED system a while back as well - this video does a great job of visualizing what is happening. Good wood shed time stuff.

shg

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Feb 9th, 2015 11:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe I'm missing something but CAGED is just... obvious common sense to me. They're chord shapes. Big deal.

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Deflating Balls Since 1969
Feb 10th, 2015 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Maybe I'm missing something"

If you don't see it as an easy and effective way to teach guitar theory, then I'd say yes. You're missing a lot.

larryguitar19

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larryguitar
Feb 10th, 2015 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

But I get shg's point.

I knew the CAGED system before I knew they gave it a name.

When I first learned a barre chord it didn't take long for to say, "well if I can move an E chord up the neck then why can't I do that with every other chord?"

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 07:07 PM, Feb 11th, 2015)

shg

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Feb 11th, 2015 04:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To me CAGED just seems to be "Fretboard for Dummies".

"Scared by big words like 'inversions' and 'voicings'? Are you put off by the thought of learning each note on the neck and how it relates to every other note based on harmonic context? Well worry no more, because with the innovative CAGED system you only need to learn five chords to master the entire guitar!

"So long as you're prepared to accept that every chord in the world is a major-triad barre chord with the root on the bottom, you too can be a music MASTER!

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woodall
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Albino Blue
Feb 12th, 2015 09:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guys ...

It is all about the music and the love of playing that music. Not about the exact methods used altho they help. And different people respond to many different methods to learn or enhance their playing. CAGED is only one of many. Many exist! If it works for you great, if not, seek another method. There is no magic bullet solution to learning guitar or music. For some its easy and for some it is more difficult. But whatever really works, works best for that given person. There are many paths to success depending on each individuals motivation, skill, money, and talent level etc. Plus over a life span, people change attitudes, interests and respond more deeply to a given method as they have a better foundation and experience. You learn all your life.

But the initial key is to get a person up and running quickly so they might enjoy playing and not get frustrated and quit. Or enhance a moderate level player to better understand and expand what they do. Energize them! So if one method provides that insight and pleasure, then great. If not, seek a different one. But never stop playing and enjoying it your whole life.

Play on! Have fun !!! And share so others improve ...

(This message was last edited by woodall at 11:26 AM, Feb 12th, 2015)

LHW

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Feb 12th, 2015 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What woodall said!

Charlie Macon
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Feb 12th, 2015 10:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looking forward to seeing this. I knew of the CAGED technique existence, but never knew what it was. I've only been playing guitar for 39 years so I guess I may as well check it out.

Charlie Macon
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Yeeeehaaaa!
Feb 12th, 2015 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Scared by big words like 'inversions' and 'voicings'?"

Yes. Also:

5ths
7ths
9ths
13ths
diminished
major 7ths
minor 7ths

I'm sure I play them all the time, but have never understood theories and all that stuff. I can attest that I knew of "happy" and "sad/mean" pentatonic scales decades before I observed others describing them the same way....often couched in terms like "major" and "minor."

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Feb 12th, 2015 11:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

*Hand on chin*

Phhht. Dis ees child's play, no?

Martin G
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Feb 13th, 2015 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm with Charlie. I've probably been using CAGED without knowing what it was.


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Peace
Feb 17th, 2015 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm probably wrong, but think this is how Charlie Christian approached the fretboard.

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