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Aight lets get to the point. CAGED system is an method that helps to know major chord notes anywhere on the neck. Why we want it? Scales are good for soloing, but what notes sound perfect with the music? Well, notes that are in the current chord. Knowing the note and chord locations on the neck help you use them while soloing and remembering where those notes and chord locations are in the neck, CAGED system is handy as hell.
Here you see C A G E and D major chords, study root notes of those chords (you can use this site chord tool for that if you have hard time figure them) and study the shapes of them.
Now, cause of my poor picture handling as you see above, I couldnt get the picture where we must put those chord shapes partly over earlier chord shape. Its not hard to imagine, Imagine that those notes that are not on fretboard (open notes) goes over the last notes of the earlier chords. Get the picture? If not, use google about caged system and I think there could be images to explain it better. These shapes can found anywhere on the neck.
I think it would be too cool, if we someday get a tool for it? Admin? ^_~, Aight let not bother master anymore :P
Aight, how to practise? Ive been studying it for while now, Its a partly easy, partly hard and it WILL take a time. But im sure its worth of it. So practise slowly, I started to learn it by shape by shape, learn root notes, learn shape and learn notes. After I study all of them I start over.
Minor and seventh chords are the different story, bear that in mind.
So I hope this helps you even realize more, if not... then... not.
As I mentioned, I made this lesson partly for my own learning so any corrections, addons, notes, ideas, visions, U.F.Os you have are highly accepted. Thanks for reading.
finally someone did this i would but my writing skills suck. but the key is to turn them into positions. know the positions better suited for melody and harmony. then learn all the chords with in each Box/position for example, A box in the key of C has
12 triads? once you know one shape you just have to know the root and move it up or down to get the chord you want. you should really know 4 different triads: major, minor, diminished, and augmented.
This is quite helpful, thank you. I never understood what the CAGED system was until now.
also. isnt there a CAGED system for minor chords
there is 12 simple triads meaning (simple being used as triads using consecutive strings) three different inversions and four different shapes 3*4=12. then like you said there is four different triads in western music major,minor,diminished, and augmented.
the CAGED system has nothing(will i really can't say nothing but the point has nothing) to do with harmonic values. what your talking about is arpeggios now.
poly chords? are those like two chords in one or something?
btw, why don't you just learn to harmonize a scale rather than the whole caged theme. i'm not dissing it or anything, I just don't really see what it's all about.
Taylor, polychords are kind of harmony, where two chords are over each. I think there can be more than two also.
polychords is when a chord is broken down to it's basics. there can be lot of theory involve but simply it is when one person plays this and a another plays that and they form something new harmonically speaking or course. for example C major 9 (C(1),E(3), G(5),B(7),D(9)) is C major (C(1),E(3), G(5)) and G Major (G(1),B(3&7),D(5&9)). thus I plus V equals I9. it's a way at looking at chords and can be used for many things(counterpoint) but it would be near imposable for me to enplane it fully over a forum.
i get what you saying about harmonizing. the answer is it is not the point of the CAGED system again it is a formant the guitar is in and it is the easiest i have learned.
well put. and C13 would be like 7 chords in one.. right? i'm studying about all the stuff (including counter point) right now with these books I got from the library XD
C13 would contain all the triads in the key of F but there not saying it can't be C9 and F major or C Major, G minor, and Fmajor. it starts to get funky now hun. but reminder you need to keep them in there respective octave ranges C major need to be in the base and so on to F major need to be the soprano. you can't mess that up because you going to start getting into homonym chords.
oh yea i have basic theory down pretty well. I got: "Melody and Harmony I and II", "Counterpoint", "Advanced Harmony", and "Orchestration". All this from a library that wasn't so big, once I finished these books along with my jazz theory book i'm gonna move on to the study of fugue, sonata form, and more on orchestration and conducting.
and i'm open to any other recommendations you might have for me.
Great reading. Sure to be a best seller. Rock on
Excellent lesson. But it would have been really easy to identify the 3s and 5s in this caged system also.
This method has helped me plenty and I recommend anyone to use it.
R Loyd's "Ed Cag" anyone?
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