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Posted: 1/20/2015 12:17:49 PM EST
whats the best way to learn the CAGED system?i cant get it
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:21:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 12:27:01 PM EST by DualRectifier]

How have you tried to learn it? It's pretty much self-explanatory. I learned from books many many years ago but now there have to be hundreds if not thousands of free resources online.

Once you learn how to play the C,A,G,E, and D chords in open position, then learn how to play them at higher positions, e.g., the first fret. Then connect them up the fretboard in that order. Say you play a barred C major chord shape at the third fret. Your pinky finger is on the 6th fret of the fifth string, which is the root. This is E flat, and that is the chord you are playing. Now move up and play a barred A chord shape using that E flat 6th fret/fifth string as the root. You are still playing an E flat major chord but in the A shape. It goes up from there for G, E, and D shapes. Then each chord shape has its own box of major scale notes.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:22:31 PM EST
don`t......

some people it just clicks with,others nada...

pm me if ya need help.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:23:00 PM EST
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How have you tried to learn it? It's pretty much self-explanatory. I learned from books many many years ago but now there have to be hundreds if not thousands of free resources online.

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yea youtube has several.still don't get it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:25:23 PM EST
Chords? What the fuck are chords for?





I'm just a lowly self-taught 4-stringer, don't mind me
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:26:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 12:28:21 PM EST by Magurgle]
I've been playing for 20 years, I've never heard of the CAGED system. After googling it looks like crap to me
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:26:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By gene5:
whats the best way to learn the CAGED system?i cant get it
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Based on this and other threads, you seem to lack the self-discipline necessary to get anywhere on guitar.

It's like you try something for about nine seconds, can't do it, and give up.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:32:47 PM EST
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Based on this and other threads, you seem to lack the self-discipline necessary to get anywhere on guitar.

It's like you try something for about nine seconds, can't do it, and give up.

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Originally Posted By gene5:
whats the best way to learn the CAGED system?i cant get it


Based on this and other threads, you seem to lack the self-discipline necessary to get anywhere on guitar.

It's like you try something for about nine seconds, can't do it, and give up.


try 20 years off and on. why so harsh? just tryin to learn something new.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:32:47 PM EST
I've been playing for most of my life, and I've never heard of it.

Disclaimer: I enjoy playing, but I don't really geek out on it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:35:44 PM EST
It never worked out for me. I do it the way the old-timers did. I stick to flat picking open chords for that full guitar sound and when I have to switch to lead I'll go with barre chords primarily on the top three strings. Once you learn the three basic chord family shapes it gets very easy up the neck. I don't know what that method is called.

Oh, and the Nashville Numbers. That's a biggie in my world.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:39:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 12:40:38 PM EST by gene5]
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Originally Posted By jeepnstein:
It never worked out for me. I do it the way the old-timers did. I stick to flat picking open chords for that full guitar sound and when I have to switch to lead I'll go with barre chords primarily on the top three strings. Once you learn the three basic chord family shapes it gets very easy up the neck. I don't know what that method is called.

Oh, and the Nashville Numbers. That's a biggie in my world.
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yep this has been the way I play too.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:58:11 PM EST
We have a music forum.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 1:06:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gene5:

try 20 years off and on. why so harsh? just tryin to learn something new.
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Originally Posted By 2minkey:
Originally Posted By gene5:
whats the best way to learn the CAGED system?i cant get it


Based on this and other threads, you seem to lack the self-discipline necessary to get anywhere on guitar.

It's like you try something for about nine seconds, can't do it, and give up.


try 20 years off and on. why so harsh? just tryin to learn something new.


20 years and you still can't play well? I'm sorry man, I'm not trying to be a dick, but if you really wanted to learn, you would have gone out and done it by now. Get some lessons and set aside time every day for it.
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