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There's CAGED And Then There's CAGED

Steve Cass (14763) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

This is the sixteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. Here we get into a discussion of CAGED. And a discussion of CAGED (is there an echo in here?). For all the lessons in this series, click the link above or search for all lessons under my name.

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There's a great divide in the guitar community. It's not really a divide, it's a matter of the correct way to communicate the different, yet complementary info about CAGED to the learner at the right time. Okay, here's the deal: in the previous lesson, More About Moveable Chord Formations, I introduced to you some additional basic shapes of chords which are moveable up the neck that are themselves open chords in the beginning. When adding these basic forms to the other two most basic forms, E and A, we get a basic list of chords. This list, and reference chart, is known by the acronym, CAGED.

Open that lesson (it will open in a new window) and go to page 7, where the CAGED discussion begins. Next, go to the next page in this lesson.