Understanding The CAGED System will deepen your understanding of the instrument in many ways. You'll be able to play all over the fretboard and see better the relationships between chords, scales and arpeggios. It's a big deal!
At The Intermediate Stage I recommend understanding it more than playing it, most times using the E & A Shape Barre chords is enough, but explorers will sure enjoy the other 3 Shapes.
This lesson explains where the CAGED system came from. It's important to realise that the CAGED system was not 'made up' by anyone, it is just the basic logic that f...
The CAGED System Introduction
Introduction to The CAGED System which breaks the guitar neck into five areas of study. Great learning accelerator!
The CAGED System E Shape
The first and most common chord grip of the CAGED System is the E Shape, you probably know it already!
The CAGED System D Shape
Next in the CAGED System module is the D Shape which is a funky little shape indeed!
The CAGED System C Shape
C Shape is the third shape in our CAGES System module, and it's a very useful shape to learn!
The CAGED System A Shape
The A Shape of the CAGED System is a very common barre chord form, second only to E Shape.