CAGED System – The D Shape – Lesson 28

About CAGED System – The D Shape – Lesson 28

Level: Beginner

CAGED System – The D Shape – Lesson 28

In this lesson we tackle the “D shape” of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.

Syn’s Tips

Congratulations you now know all five positions of The CAGED system!

Papa Gates offered some sage advice in this lesson regarding the connecting of the positions. You can start at any position and simply repeat the word CAGED when you want to go past position "D" and that is because CAGED spans the entire octave so the second "C" in CAGED would start an octave above the first "C". The same applies to all of the positions! Ask the community for help if this doesn't make sense to you!

Also remember my tips from the previous lesson about position "skipping" and the invaluable art of "phrasing"!

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Ram Kumar
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Ram Kumar Thank you for these lessons, Brian and Syn. I'm glad I'm able to play all the shapes and scales. Connecting the shapes have become easier through regular practice. I have a question from this lesson. Why does Brian start the major scale from the 10th fret for this shape? It can be played starting from the 12th fret, right?
Ram Kumar
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Ram Kumar Thank you for your reply. Cheers!
Jackson Harsin
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Jackson Harsin It's considered the 12th position because that's where the chord initially stems from, but the scale is able to start on the low E at the 10th fret because that's the lowest D around and it is in close proximity.
Ezequiel Romanko
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Ezequiel Romanko so if i'm playing starting from for example G instead of D the scales would be the same for each one of the shapes? i mean instead of playing the first position's scale for D i'm going to play the G shape scale? sorry for my bad english i don't speak it very often
Louis Stearns
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Louis Stearns wish i told this system when i started out playing. This is gonna help me tremendously!
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