I kinda stumbled across the caged system w/o really being aware of it. If you strive to learn the fret board & all the ways notes, chords and scales manifest on it, then look for consolidation or economy of movement, you can't help but play portions of the caged system. I try not to hem myself in with any one approach so I'm often thinking outside of the - well a - cage, and keep looking at new ways to approach ideas.kenneybonz wrote:after reading those notes? that looks like the way a lot of fluid guitar players play the arrpeggios (sp?)
is that what a lot of y'all use, the C A G E D system?
That's not to say that caged is not valuable - it is, I just continually look for fresh stuff.
Remember that the caged system manifests up and down the neck. A progression, say A-G-D will have different caged forms from the end of the neck up to the 12th fret and then repeat. Learn the positions and then you'll learn to move from one to another, to use your word, with fluidity.
My 2 cent.