CAGED System for Guitar

We put together a 17-minute video introducing the CAGED system. For the uninitiated, the CAGED system is a way of dividing up the guitar neck, making it easier to find and play chords, scales, and arpeggios. The CAGED system is based on the first position chords C, A, G, E, and D. Since most guitarists are familiar with these chords it is much easier to learn than other fretboard systems. It is very useful for all guitar players, but especially those interested in improvising. We divided the video up in to two parts.

The first video discusses the need for the CAGED system and the basics of how it works. It introduces the concept of moveable patterns upon which the CAGED system is based. Also the origin of the name “CAGED” is discussed as it is relevant to its use. General examples of the system’s use are also included.

The second part of our study of the CAGED system deals with how the CAGED system can be used to find scales or arpeggios in a specific area of the neck (Great for improvisation). It also shows how GuitarGames.net’s Super Scale Trainer can be used while learning the CAGED system.

5 Responses to “CAGED System for Guitar”

  1. Dan Stevens says:

    I visit through your blog and i found it very interesting in CAGED system for guitar. I am looking forward to know more about CAGED system for guitar in your blog , i hope to see it soon.

  2. Sylvia says:

    Thanks for explaining this for us so thoroughly. I’ve wanted to really understand this for a long. I can’t wait to get starded. Outstanding job.

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  5. Alejandro says:

    Man this is awesome! It’s gonna make it much easier to learn the guitar neck. I’ve been trying to learn just by memorization but failed several times. This is very interesting. Thanks!

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