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Welcome to Yet Another Web Page on CAGED theory. (If not one of the first.) I taught guitar in Salt Lake City, Utah for many years and hammered out a lesson from CAGED Theory in the mid 1980s to help my students learn fingerboard mechanics faster and better.
Photo by Gideon When I first learned to play sequences I didn’t know what all the fuzz was about. Why was it so important to learn all these “sequences” or as some prefer to call them “melodic patterns”?
Geeks Note: If you have not studied the previous lessons in this series, please do so BEFORE you study this lesson.
The following exercises are destined to improve your technique as a guitar player.
[Note to the reader: Eventually I hope to offer illustrations or video clips to exemplify the various technical details I describe here, but I don't have that ability yet. Meanwhile I have tried to be as clear as possible using words to describe hand positions.] 1.1 Pick technique: Ways to hold the pick
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Photo by John W. Tuggle If I have to name two things that took my guitar playing to the next level I would say music theory and memorizing the fingerboard. It made me understand the big picture. Combining music theory (understanding scales, modes, chord structure, improvising over chord progressions, etc, etc.) and knowing all the notes on the fingerboard will open up a whole new world.
Welcome to Neal's Intervallic studies for the guitar.