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post Apr 5 2019, 12:08 PM
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Do you know both the CAGED and 3 Note per String patterns?

I have to admit I only know the 3 note per string ones well.

With some brain usage I can play the CAGED ones, I imagine, I mean I know the notes of the fretboard so...

Strangely watching a Guthrie Trapp video of him going over fundamentals, I would say for how I play CAGED would make much more sense.
I don't particularly play locked into patterns as I find I play up and down the neck more but when I get to a point where go across the neck I'm looking at 3 notes per string patterns on the fretboard and I think maybe CAGED would serve me better at these times.

I'm more pentatonic mixed with chord tones and major/minor scale and double stops Americana based player rather than a shredder.

I wonder why this never occurred to me sooner... I blame Paul Gilbert

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post Apr 6 2019, 07:42 PM
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Free yourself from the "Cage" and just memorize this. Memorizing the basic scales, Major, Minor, Blues, for the entire neck is just part of being a well rounded player. Once you know the patterns, you can play them in any way you like. Two notes per string, 3, or 4, etc. It's really just about knowing these shapes by heart. So that you don't have to think about it.

This is the MAJOR scale in the key of G. All the blue notes are G root notes. To transpose it, just move that G blue note on the low E string to any fret you like depending on what key you want to play it. So A Major, just means starting the scale up at the 5th fret instead of the 3rd. It's that simple.
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Do you know both the CAGED and 3 Note per String patterns?

I have to admit I only know the 3 note per string ones well.

With some brain usage I can play the CAGED ones, I imagine, I mean I know the notes of the fretboard so...

Strangely watching a Guthrie Trapp video of him going over fundamentals, I would say for how I play CAGED would make much more sense.
I don't particularly play locked into patterns as I find I play up and down the neck more but when I get to a point where go across the neck I'm looking at 3 notes per string patterns on the fretboard and I think maybe CAGED would serve me better at these times.

I'm more pentatonic mixed with chord tones and major/minor scale and double stops Americana based player rather than a shredder.

I wonder why this never occurred to me sooner... I blame Paul Gilbert
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post Apr 9 2019, 03:02 PM
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Cool topic! I def agree with Todd here, I chose to elaborate on it in a video for you:



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post Apr 10 2019, 03:27 AM
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Very cool video btw. I hope this goes in the wiki!! Also, those pups look/sound killer in Dat ibby!!!!
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Cool topic! I def agree with Todd here, I chose to elaborate on it in a video for you:

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post Apr 10 2019, 10:15 AM
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hehe yes I have to agree Todd, and they sound amazing (they are super low output Bare Knuckle "Stormy Mondays"). I am addicted to low output pickups now, and I really need to upgrade all my guitars at some point!


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post Apr 10 2019, 10:54 AM
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Hey Todd and Kris

Thanks for adding to the discussion, I find myself agreeing with you both and I do play using the whole fretboard rather than patterns as I approach a lot of my playing as a vocalist, I think I started wondering about this because I've never specifically looked at the CAGED Major Scale patterns but learnt the fretboard with 3nps and moving through the patterns whilst acknowledging the CAGED triad shapes, and wondered if I had missed anything in my studies.
I think Guthrie uses this a lot as country music guitar really plays the changes and changes scale with the chord much more than other styles, so he references the CAGED stuff as an easy visual


Luckily I have the Neck Diagrams software so which is like the fretboard tool on here but with much more, so I can create diagrams and overlay highlight different information to my hearts content to really learn to see how things connect everywhere.

Neck Diagrams It's like Guitar Pro for Fretboard diagrams


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