Watch the Guide Me Home online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Chord Studies: CAGED Chords Vol. 3

The first chord in this progression is a C chord utilizing the A form out of the CAGED system. Notice again how we're changing our top voice to create a melody in the second measure. Our Dm chord uses the Cm form from the EDCAG system, which may feel awkward at first in this lower position. In the last measure, our top voice changes from the root to the ♭3, keeping our melodic motif going. The beauty of this last shape is that our fourth finger will be a guide as we return to the C chord.