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UNCAGED - Unlocking the Fretboard

UnCAGED - Unlocking The Fretboard

Every Tuesday at 6:00pm Get Access All live courses and 5,000+ HD Lessons

The CAGED system is a simple, elegant way to unlock the entire fretboard of your guitar. You'll never be lost trying to find a particular chord, scale or note again after mastering this technique. The beautiful thing is that you only need to memorize a few chord shapes and scale positions. After that, you are free to use this system to express your inner musician with an ease and grace you never before thought possible. These ten weeks will be packed with information, but if you follow along with each live session and follow the guided practice routines, you will be surprised with how quickly you master the CAGED system.

Here are few highlights of things we will cover in this course:

  • Understanding CAGED Theory
  • Pentatonic Patterns
  • Simple Theory for each Pattern
  • Moving Down the Neck
  • Useful Exercises
  • Free Backing Tracks & Tabs
  • Weekly Guided Practice Download Video
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About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

5,000 Lessons

In 2016, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams to your computer, in qualities as high as 1080p!

79 Instructors

Each live course is supplemented with full tablature, music notation, and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even give you homework options on how to improve and look forward to the following week.

Live Lessons

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens the "classroom" up for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!


Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

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Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

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Week 1

5/24/16 at 6pm EST Get Access

Setting the Stage

Week 1 is all about setting the proper foundation for the rest of the course. This week Ian will talk about what the CAGED system is and how it can be used. He will also be sure you have a fundamental understanding of the chord shapes required for the course. Whatever you do, don't miss this week, as it is absolutely crucial!

Week 2

5/31/16 at 6pm EST Get Access

Pentatonic Positions 1 (G Type) and 4 (C Type)

With the basic understanding of the CAGED system under your belt, now it is time to get through the work of memorizing the pentatonic scale positions. Remember, when you understand the CAGED system and have these positions memorized, you can play up and down the entire neck of the guitar in any key you choose. It's well worth the effort! This session covers pentatonic positions 1 and 4 in the G and C types.

Week 3

6/7/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Pentatonic Positions 2 (E Type) and 5 (A Type)

We move on to learn the 2nd and 5th pentatonic positions using the E and A types. After learning them, Ian will dish out some useful exercises and talk about moving the positions around.

Week 4

6/14/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Pentatonic Pattern 3 (E Type) and 1 (G Type)

We move on to learn the 2nd and 5th pentatonic positions in the E and G types. After learning them, Ian will dish out some useful exercises and talk about moving the positions around.

Week 5

6/21/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Pentatonic Pattern 4 (C Type) and 2 (E Type)

We move on to learn the 4th and 2nd pentatonic patterns in the C and E type. After learning them, we will run through some exercises to cement this knowledge in your head.

Week 6

6/28/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Pentatonic Pattern 5 (A Type) and 3 (D Type)

We move on to learn the 5th and 3rd pentatonic patterns in the A and D type. We will then apply these positions to some exercises and over a loop.

Week 7

7/5/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Bringing it All Together

With all of the chords and patterns under your belt we can now bring things all together. We are going to look at playing all across the neck in two different keys. This is where things get fun and exciting. Get ready to unleash your inner guitar beast!

Week 8

7/12/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Playing Over Backing Tracks

This week we will take a look at two unique backing tracks and play over them using the CAGED system. This is where things really start to get fun and all the hard work pays off. This lesson will focus on traditional applications of the system over tracks, and also touch on using vamps.

Week 9

7/19/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Playing Over Backing Tracks 2

This week we will play along with two more backing tracks and look at alternate approaches to apply the CAGED system. Get ready for some fun!

Week 10

7/26/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Backing Track Jam

For the final week of this course, we take a look at one last backing track. This week we will jamming over it and talking about "cycle 4" chord progressions. Don't worry, it's not as hard as it sounds.