CAGED System – The G Shape – Lesson 26

About CAGED System – The G Shape – Lesson 26

Level: Beginner

CAGED System – The G Shape – Lesson 26

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

Syn’s Tips

Papa Gates uses the term "Ornamentation" to describe "Embellishing" or spicing up the chords, double stops, and even soloing. Adding flare and excitement to your playing is essential in developing a style. It's a way to make your playing unique to you and it's almost as important as the notes or melodies you choose to construct your solos and chords with.

Would anyone like to upload a video of themselves playing using ornamentation or embellishment in the "Lesson Comments" section below? Try to be as original as possible or at least credit the artist if you're demonstrating a lick or riff of someone else's so we can explore that artist ourselves. We'd all love to see what you come up with!

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Mike Pollaro
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Mike Pollaro Papa Gates just to clarify.. all of these Shape lectures are based off of the D chord?
Ram Kumar
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Ram Kumar Yes, he's talking only about the D Major chord. You can apply the same shapes to other major chords.
John Tierney
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John Tierney Weird how the G shaped bar is hardly ever used (pain to play literally), yet it has the most popular scale shapes.
Filip Tomiša
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Filip Tomiša I finally figured out why you added those particular notes to play the arpeggio. It's so obvious now. I was getting confused why you didn't for example add E on the 7tf fret 6th string since it belongs to a D major scale. Then I realised that I'm playing a D major CHORD arpeggio and not scale. Sometimes I'm just dumb lol. Good thing is that I figured it out!
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