turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

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turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:46 am

Let's start with the five CAGED chords for a "C" chord as they go up the neck.
These are all C chords using the five shapes

_C___________A___________G__________l__E___l___________D shapes
------------------------------------------------8-----------12
--1------------5-------------------------------8-----------13
--0------------5------------5------------9----9-----------12
--2------------5------------5-----------10---10----------10
--3------------3------------7-----------10-------------------
-----------------------------8------------8--------------------


I'm keeping this four note chords for a reason. The full CAGED chords is more than we need, four note chords are good for guitarists.
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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:00 am

Here are the dominant 7th CAGED chords using the same shapes as the first post

C shape_A shape__G shape___2 E shapes___D shape
_C7________C7________C7________l__C7__l________C7
-----------------------------------------8----------12
--1----------5--------------------------11---------11
--3----------3----------5----------9---9----------12
--2----------5----------8----------8---10---------10
--3----------3----------7---------10------------------
-------------------------8----------8-------------------
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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:18 am

And here is the minor 7th version
C shape_ A shape____G shape__2 E shapes_____D shape
_Cm7______Cm7_______Cm7______l_Cm7_l________Cm7
---------------------------------------------8----------11
--1-----------4----------------------------11----------11
--3-----------3-----------5------------8---8----------12
--1-----------5-----------8------------8--10----------10
--3-----------3-----------6-----------10-----------------
---------------------------8------------8------------------

Well, the basic idea of the five CAGED chord shapes and how the move up the neck.


But what if. I told you there are only TWO SHAPES, not five. Hmm the CAGED chords with two shapes.
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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:32 am

Ok, now I'm going to explain the two shapes thing. For those that want to understand the theory.
Back to the original CAGED chords, it works the same for the other chords

These are all the same chord, found in three spots on the neck;

-----------------------------8
--1-------------------------8
--0------------5-----------9
--2------------5-----------10
--3------------7-------------
----------------8-------------

And here are the other chords that are the same

-----------------------------12
--5-------------------------13
--5------------9------------12
--5-----------10------------10
--3-----------10--------------
---------------8--------------

The reason these two groups of chords are the same is because each chord has the same notes
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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:58 am

This is what I mean by same notes

C shape__________G shape_________High E shape
-------------------------------------------8--root
--1--root---------------------------------8--5th
--0--5th------------5--root-------------9--3rd
--2--3rd------------5--5th-------------10--root
--3--root-----------7--3rd-----------------------
----------------------8--root----------------------

_A shape__________Lo E shape___________D shape
-----------------------------------------------12--3rd
--5--3rd-------------------------------------13--root
--5--root-------------9--3rd---------------12--5th
--5--5th-------------10--root--------------10--root
--3--root------------10--5th-------------------------
------------------------8--root------------------------

As you can see there are only 2 shapes. Hope this is clear.

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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Here is a C mixolydian scale harmonized as it goes through the CAGED chord areas.
These chords all work as a basic C7 chords
Think of them as either the I, IV or V chords in a blues
C7 is the V7 chord in an F blues
C7 is the IV chord in a G blues
C7 is the I chord in a C blues

Chord names
_C7__C9s4__C7__Bb/C__C9___C13__C9$4__C9
Shapes
_C____C/A___A_____G___G/E____E_____G____G
------------------------------------------6-----8
--1-----3-----5-----6-----8-----10----6-----5
--0-----3-----3-----7-----7-----9-----7-----7
--2-----3-----5-----8-----8-----8-----5-----8
--3-----3-----3------------7--------------------
----------------------8------------8-------------


No D shape needed in this one
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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:34 pm

Here is the easiest way I know of how to view all the notes of the CAGED chords.

--0----------3-----------8----------12
--1----------5-----------8----------13
--0----------5-----------9----------12
--2----------5----------10----------14
--3----------7----------10----------15
--3----------8----------12----------15

Easy
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Re: turning the CAGED chords into blues chords

Postby Clifford D » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:50 pm

Sorry guys, I'm o/c on this stuff

The last post on the easy arpeggios that cross the neck
Here's some friendly theory

Let's look at the 2nd arpeggio as an example

-3
-5
-5
-5
-7
-8

Now let's cut it in half

-----------3 G
-----------5 E
-----------5 C
-5 G
-7 E
-8 C

As you can see it's two small C chords or triads as their called.
What we do on the bottom three strings can be totally duplicated on the top three strings.

I gotta say that none of this is music, it requires an living person to make music from it.
I'm sure all the players out there that have worked for years on it can testify.


Hard sweat, no matter if it's this technical info I'm presenting, or playing from the heart.
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