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CAGED System – The G Shape – Lesson 26

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

Roli Papp

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My question is,can you combine arpeggios,pentatonic scales and major scales while you're playing?I mean all that in one?
 

Calvin Phillips

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Of course you can. The penatonic and arpeggios are in the major scale anyways. So ideally when you use the arpeggios or penatonic you are still playing that scale.
 

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My question is,can you combine arpeggios,pentatonic scales and major scales while you're playing?I mean all that in one?
Basically the major pentatonic scale is the major scale without the 4th and 7th, so yes you can definetely combine them. It all depends on the sound you're going for. Arpeggios are broken chords so you can always play an Arpeggio over the chord.
 
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Does anyone have any tips for playing the G-shape chord? I can more or less do the C-shape chord; I can do with the A-shape chord with a few clunkers that should smooth out over time; but the G-shape chord is really difficult, mostly because I have relatively small hands.
 

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The g shape is by far the hardest. But I've learned you can basically play a e shape and it's pretty much the same amount of notes in the sweep. Almost every note in the e shape is also in the g. I think theres 1 note that isn't in the actual 6 string sweep in each. But if you played it fast you wouldnt know the difference
 
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Does anyone have any tips for playing the G-shape chord? I can more or less do the C-shape chord; I can do with the A-shape chord with a few clunkers that should smooth out over time; but the G-shape chord is really difficult, mostly because I have relatively small hands.
First try the a shape but the first inversion, so third in the bass and bar with your pointing finger.

For example take a C chord a shape first inversion. Play the 7th fret on the A string with your ring finger and bar the 5th fret on the D, G and B string with your pointing finger. When your comfortable with that you can add the 8th fret on the low E string with your pinky making it a C chord in the G shape.
 

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First try the a shape but the first inversion, so third in the bass and bar with your pointing finger.

For example take a C chord a shape first inversion. Play the 7th fret on the A string with your ring finger and bar the 5th fret on the D, G and B string with your pointing finger. When your comfortable with that you can add the 8th fret on the low E string with your pinky making it a C chord in the G shape.
Okay, that does help. I'll practice that for a few days and see how it goes. Thanks man!
 
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