The CAGED System (Guitar Lesson)


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Dave Weiner

The CAGED System

Dave shows you a way to find and learn the notes on the fretboard using the CAGED system. He then shows you how he would practice using the CAGED system.

Taught by Dave Weiner in Dave Weiner Artist Series seriesLength: 9:00Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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solfeggiosolfeggio replied on June 23rd, 2017

The guitar is difficult enough with its "encrypted" fingerboard, trying to learn scales and modes as individual patterns only adds to the confusion. Dave is spot-on: we guitarists need to learn one fingering system to access the notes, and we need to utilize it to train ourselves to see the fingerboard somewhat like a pianist sees the keyboard.

DDONOVANDDONOVAN replied on February 21st, 2015

DAVE IS AN EXCELLENT & PASSIONITE TEACHER. I LIKE HIM. I'M SURE I WILL GLEAN FROM HIM.

aquiguillermoaquiguillermo replied on November 4th, 2013

Hell of a cool lesson man !!!! Thank you.

jburdjburd replied on June 6th, 2013

My number question...is that PRS seedless?

caxemancaxeman replied on March 4th, 2013

Asome lesson i bought several different books/vidoes,and they either board the heck out of me are wasn,t explained were i could make sense of it. Keep up good work!

jonesthesteam73jonesthesteam73 replied on December 30th, 2012

This is the best lesson I have seen on Jamplay! I have looked at the CAGED system explanations in many formats but this has clarified the whole thing. Great stuff Dave and many thanks.

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on June 27th, 2012

This is also turning on alot of lights in my head Dave thank you so much for your efforts they are paying off Dude!

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on June 15th, 2012

Gotta ALOT of work to do on this but thanks for posting!!!

Mighty.MikeMighty.Mike replied on February 22nd, 2012

This makes so much sense! I am gonna make this a part of my routine starting now. I love the presentation as well, Dave. Just amazing. The reason I say this is just today I was sittin there with a chromatic tuner trying to figure out all the different notes I was playin on a simple pentatonic scale . . . my wife asked me and I didnt know. It never occured to me to "say" it. If I say it, then eventually I will know it if she ask again. Very cool!

kirklanderkirklander replied on February 21st, 2012

Great presentation of a very useful concept! This will be helpful.

dignindignin replied on February 21st, 2012

Man, I love your style. Thanks for these videos and your continuing advanced learning tips. I have an e-book about just these same tips. You rock!

GondekGondek replied on February 20th, 2012

Thanks...it makes a lot of sense to combine those three excerises.

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Acapella Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner introduces his series with a lesson on the importance of rhythm in your playing and his concept of acapella playing.

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Learning The Fretboard

Dave switches gears and focuses on theoretical concepts. In this lesson he explains different ways to gain knowledge of the fretboard.

Length: 10:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

The CAGED System

Dave shows you a way to find and learn the notes on the fretboard using the CAGED system. He then shows you how he would practice using the CAGED system.

Length: 9:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Transitional CAGED Based Licks

Dave shows you how to advance your fretboard knowledge by creating licks that bridge the CAGED shapes.

Length: 12:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Open String Licks

Dave continues teaching how to master the fretboard by teaching open string licks.

Length: 8:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Intervallic Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner explains how to avoid sounding scalar. He shows how to jump around the scale and not just play sequentially.

Length: 11:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Length: 21:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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