CAGED System – Variations & Embellishments Over Two Chords – Lesson 32

About CAGED System – Variations & Embellishments Over Two Chords – Lesson 32

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CAGED System – Variations & Embellishments Over Two Chords – Lesson 32

In this lesson we show you how to mix up techniques to create embellishments over two chord shapes.

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Now this stuff is sounding like real music great work Papa Gates!

Play along to the backing tracks provided in the content menu in the lesson.

Really get this stuff down all over the neck and see if you can come up with some of your own embellishments.

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Ram Kumar
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Ram Kumar Great lesson! I'm adding these techniques to my everyday practice.
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Exactly, John Setzler! The relative minor is also called the Aeolian mode. So D Major and B (aeolian) minor share the exact same notes.
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Exactly. The relative minor is also called the Aeolian mode. So D Major and B (aeolian) minor share the exact same notes.
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Exactly. The relative minor is also called the Aeolian mode. So D Major and B (aeolian) minor share the exact same notes.
Aydin Sahin
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Aydin Sahin Just great content from start to finish. I wish I had these breakdown lessons in digestible pieces when I first picked up the guitar. Make the most of these lessons everyone. Never stop learning. Thanks to Brian Snr and Jnr.
Daniel Kiebeck
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Daniel Kiebeck So there are basically two ways for soloing if i understood it right. One way is to change the pentatonic scale with the CAGED system to every chord that is being played. And the other way is to play only the pentatonic scale of the root note. Is that right?
John Setzler
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John Setzler Appreciate it, Papa. One more question; I know you briefly went over it at some point before this lesson but if you know the Major scale then you know the Relative Minor scale too, right? It's the same thing? Like the D Major scale and the B Minor scale are the same?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Exactly. The point of all this is that each chord has subtle variations. If your changes are C G Am. You can just play C pent over them and it will work fine. But if you opted to play a G pent over the G, you get a B note instead of a C. The C is a suspended 4th over a G, but the B note is the 3rd of a G major chord which fits a little better. And if you were to stick with the G pent over the Am, the B note is a 2 (9) which gives you an Am9 vibe. So I'm really just trying to get you to hear these subtle differences - which are often just one note differences. But important ones! It's really the beginning of playing over changes. The C G Am is a simple example. If you just stayed on C pent - no harm no foul. But if your changes were C Gb Fm. - you don't have the option to stay on C pent and then this concept is REALLY important.
John Setzler
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John Setzler I posted a similar question to one of the 2 or 3 previous lessons. If I understand correctly, say the chords being played are C, G, and E. Once the C chord is played, I move to the C Pent/(Major?) scale. E Chord, move to E Pent/(Major?) scale. Is this correct, or in the realm of being correct?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Yes - if I understand you correctly. You can change with the chords (D & C), OR you can just play a D pent over the chords D & C. It would take a bit of thought to navigate the target notes, but entirely possible.
Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere I'd love to try and play over the backing track and come up with some of my own embellishments but I can't see the Backing track when I click on video
Ryan Drinnen
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Ryan Drinnen How do I access the content menu? i can't seem to find it -Ryan
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