Have you reached a point in your playing where having greater knowledge of the fretboard is paramount for your progress? If so, this lesson series is for you! Musicians Institute instructor Jeff Marshall provides a bottom up approach to learning the entirety of the fretboard using the basic CAGED system
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In this lesson series, you'll learn the basic CAGED system, then use that information to map the fretboard from chords to arpeggios and scales.Begin the Course
Welcome to Inside and Out with Jeff Marshall! In this lesson series, Jeff takes a bottom up approach to fret board proficiency. Using the CAGED system, he builds off of familiar open chord shapes to unlock the fretboard for not only chords, but arpeggio's scales and the beginnings of solo and improvisation. If you're looking for a better handle on the fretboard, this is the lesson series for you!
To get started off with the series, Jeff discusses how the CAGED system is used, then goes over the major chord shapes in that system. This lesson and the rest of the course will be taught in the key of D.
Now that you know the basic triad chord shapes in the CAGED system, you can now start adding triad arpeggios on top of those shapes. Jeff Marshall shows you how!
The next step in the learning process is to take the triad arpeggios you previously learned and apply them to the Major Pentatonic patterns in the CAGED boxes.
Now that you have the major pentatonic under your fingers, we add two additional notes to create a full major scale in the associated CAGED boxes.
Now that you have the full major scale under your fingers, Jeff takes a step back and get's a bit outside of CAGED for this lesson. Depending on the situation, you may find it necessary to step out of bounds to player more comfortably or in a stylistic manner. Jeff discusses the possibilities that knowing the full major scale patterns open up for major pentatonic playing.
You've learned the major CAGED shapes bottom up from triads, through the Pentatonic. It's now time to apply that material in musical form.
Now that you've got the basic major shapes under your fingers, Jeff is going to handle the same training for minor, starting with triad shapes.
Now that you know the basic minor chord shapes in CAGED, it's time to take a step up the rung to the minor chord arpeggios.
With the triad and arpeggios shapes under your fingers, Jeff now teaches the minor pentatonic shapes in CAGED, using the key of D.
It's now time to take a look at the entire minor scale in the 5 boxes that comprise the CAGED system.
Just like with the major scale, Jeff will now go through the process of discussing the extended minor pentatonic scale in the CAGED system.
Just like before with the major tonalities, it's time to apply what you've learned about the minor CAGED system to musical form.
Many guitarists start with learning chords, before scales, but logically, chords come from scales. In lesson 14, Jeff teaches the major scale pattern across the neck and discusses harmonizing it in diads and triad chords.
In the previous lesson, Jeff introduced a harmonized major scale and with it, the diminished chord. In this lesson he goes deeper into that chord and teaches its chord shapes in the CAGED system.
Continuing on with learning to harmonize the major scale, Jeff takes a look at root position triads in different string groupings.
In this lesson, you'll take the same knowledge you learned in lesson 16 and change your shapes to give you the 1st inversion diatonic triads of the major scale.
The last set of triad types in the harmonized major scale are the 2nd inversion triads.
Now that you've learned how to harmonize the major scale with diads and all three triad types, on different string groupings, it's time to apply that knowledge in a musical way.
It's now time to start looking at 7th chords as part of the inside and out system using CAGED. Jeff starts with a look at the Major 7th voicings.
Now that you know the major 7th chords in the CAGED system, it's time to get the dominant 7th chords under your fingers.
Moving along with 7th chord voicings, lesson 22 is all about minor 7th chords.
In lesson 23 Jeff offers up another look at 7th chord voicings. This time you'll be learning the minor 7b5 voicings in the CAGED system.
Now that you know all of the chord voicings for the various 7th chords, it's time to start taking a look at the scale patterns derived from these shapes.
In lesson 25 you'll learn the second pattern diatonic 7th chord scale.
In lesson 26 Jeff shows you the pattern 3 diatonic 7th chord scale.
In lesson 27 you'll be learning pattern for of the diatonic 7th chord scale.
Lesson 28 shows you the 5th and final pattern, diatonic scale around the 7th chords.
In this lesson Jeff offers up some supplemental concepts in relation to how harmonic information can be organized.
Just like the 7th chord scales gone over previously, Jeff will now be walking you through the arpeggio patterns in CAGED, starting with pattern 1.
Jeff moves on to pattern 2 of the diatonic 7th chord arpeggios.
Jeff moves on to pattern 3 of the 7th chord diatonic arpeggios.
Jeff moves on to pattern 4 of the diatonic 7th chord arpeggios.
Jeff moves on to the 5th and final pattern of the diatonic 7th chord arpeggios.
As he did with harmonic content, Jeff goes over organization techniques for the diatonic 7th chord arpeggios.
Jeff wraps up his Inside and Out series by providing guidance and insight into how to take all the individual chunks of information and apply them to your playing.
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Great tempo of teaching. Explaining everything clearly, Going from one point to another logically.
This lesson series is so well mapped out and taught so well I do hope he comes back with more!
Totally enjoyed this series! Great job Jeff! The material is well-organized and easy to follow. Jeff gives some great tips on improvising and composing. Thanks again!
I'll check ?3 above boxes Did I say structured? Thanks
The instructor explained how to know which note is the root note.
What an excellent teacher Jeff is, I've been trying to get my head around this stuff for years!
wow !!! it finally clicked !!!!!! lol