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CAGED Chord Theory - Part II

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16


OK. Let's start right in on it. All of the concepts needed to use this lesson are contained in the previous lesson, "HEY JOE & THE CAGED THEORY".

I will present chord shapes that are movable using the root location system. They will be arranged by what chords fit the most shapes. For example,

The minor shape is not available in a simple form for the C and G shapes.

This is due to the fact that we were using open strings before, and now we have to finger those tones when moved. It's gonna be alright though. There's still a whole bunch of great shapes to explore.

I should also say that any chord can be moved on the guitar as long as you know the root locations, and whether or not the chord you are playing is in it's root position (not inverted). Inverted chords are totally movable as well.

This is one of the beatiful things about the guitar, or stringed instruments in general; since we can play multiples of the same note, same pitch in different locations (unlike most other instruments), we have many options for arranging chords in different tone orders.

Then these complex, memorized shapes can be easily slid up and down the neck.

B 7b9 b13 no5
E 7b9 b13 no5
F# 7b9 b13 no5