The letters: CAGED represent five "open" Major Chords shapes that can be played in and around first position on your guitar...
These chord shapes can be moved around and used in different positions on the guitar fretboard by simply altering the fingering. It becomes necessary to adjust your fingering in order to play the new chord tones that will be added as you move up the neck.
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1 = E (open)
2 = C (1st finger/2nd fret)
3 = G (open)
4 = E (2nd finger/2nd fret)
5 = C (3rd finger/3rd fret)
By moving this CAGED shape up one half-step we can play a C# chord, but we will have to adjust our fingers in order to have all the correct notes. That's because the notes that make up an C# chord are C# E# F#. Now our fingering is...
1 = E# (1st finger/1st fret)
2 = C# (2nd finger/2nd fret)
3 = G# (1st finger/1st fret)
4 = E# (3rd finger/3rd fret)
5 = C# (4th finger/4th fret)
*note: E# = F
In order to play this chord you will have to use a partial barre on the first 3 strings at the first fret. The other fingers maintain the C "CAGED" chord shape.
You can use the link below to learn more...
Free Video:Chord Shape Magic: The CAGED System
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