In this lesson we tackle the “A shape” of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.
I really want to emphasize sliding in and out of different positions. You need to do this with your Arpeggios, Scales, Double Stops, and entire Chords. You also need to do this on every string and create little practice exercises that don't allow you to favor one string over the other. For example, you may want to play 4 notes in one position and then slide to another repeating this "sequence" over and over. Try the same thing after 2 notes and even 1 and 3 notes which will make you slide on different fingers than 2 and 4 notes. Then mix em up- 1 note and slide, then 2 notes and slide, then 4 and so on. The more you practice this in the beginning, the more effortless your "position shifts" will be.
I'd also like to refer to the changing of positions as "position shifts", because you don't necessarily have to slide in order to get to the next position, you can simply skip a note and place your finger into the far end of the next position without a slide. If that doesn't make sense now, it will in the next lesson and remember, you can always ask a friend in the "Discussion Thread"! Everyone in this community is here to help!