Watch the Guitar DNA: CAGED Soloing online guitar lesson by David Wallimann from Guitar DNA: CAGED Soloing
Hi, I'm David Wallimann and welcome to this CAGED Soloing edition of Guitar DNA. Most players think of CAGED as just a chord system based on open chord positions. However, the CAGED system is also one of the most powerful tools for developing incredible lines for improvising, over any chord progression.
In this course, I'll show you how to take full advantage of the CAGED system for your solos and improvisations using a 3-layer approach. We'll start by learning all five moveable shapes of the CAGED system and putting them to use improvising with 4-note arpeggios over a backing track. In the second layer, we'll take our CAGED improvisation to the next level by adding in the notes of the minor and major pentatonic scales. The third layer focuses on adding all of the colors and character of the modes using your CAGED based lines. We'll wrap up the course with six performance studies illustrating all of the possibilities.
I'll explain all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You'll get standard notation, tabs, and diagrams for each example, AND all of the rhythm tracks as well. In addition, you can loop or slow down any of the performances so you can work with the materials at your own pace. So, grab your guitar and let's get started!