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  1. Noelle Davi
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 13:13:11

    Oh thank goodness, there is someone who agrees with me about the weaknesses of CAGED. I always thought that was just adding an extra step and that it was much simpler to simply learn the fretboard and how chords are spelled. Then you can find any chord, anywhere, without worrying about if it fits into a certain shape. I also found that CAGED does no good for extended voicings.

    But I seem to be in the minority and constantly have other players trying to push CAGED on me. Fortunately, my teacher agrees with me. :)

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  2. Michael
    Oct 03, 2013 @ 00:19:30

    These are great points. I always found that scales, and any element of practiced learning on guitar, stuck with me if I had to use it practically….in actual music. So firing up some backing tracks was a great way to turn scales into melodies and start improvising with them. Great stuff…thanks!

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