By Geoff Sinker, Guitar Teacher
Mastering The CAGED System
What is the CAGED System?
To get the most out of your guitar playing, you need to have a greater understanding of the fret board.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the guitar was laid out in a logical fashion? Well guess what, it is, and in these lessons I’m going to introduce the CAGED system.
Understanding The CAGED System will deepen your understanding of the instrument in many ways. You'll be able to play all over the fret board and see better the relationships between chords, scales and arpeggios, and see the fretboard’s inherent logic.
Once you know your CAGED system Major chords, the next stage it to attach or ‘layer’ on to them a useful scale. In this case, you will learn how the Major & Minor Pentatonic scale work logically with the CAGED system.
Lets then put all this to a practical use.
Armed with knowledge we will look at examples of how the CAGED system works in the real world with examples of standard chord progression and the Pro's would approach them.
Improve your soloing
With the aid of professional backing tracks you will learn how to combine both the CAGED system and the pentatonic scales to create great sounding solo's.
What The Course covers
The course is broken down intro 4 sections. the introduction will give you an overview of the course. Section one looks at the basic idea of the CAGED system and shows you the various chord forms and methods to use. There are 5 backing tracks that you can use to practice the various chord forms used in the sections. Section 2 looks at the Pentatonic scales both Major & Minor and shows you how to combine the pentatonic scales with the CAGED system.
In Section 4 you will learn how to play Major7th, Minor7th, & Dominant7th chords using the CAGED system, you can then pratice what you have learned with more backing tracks with chord progressions that use these extended chords.
By the end of this course you will have a working knowledge of the CAGED system and a greater understanding of the fret board and how to apply the pentatonic scales over the various chord forms.
Course overview - 6
What Is The CAGED System
Pentatonic Scales & The CAGED System
Extended Chords Using The Caged System
Backing Tracks with Extended Chords
Lets Review What We Have Learned