Chat #1: CAGED – visualizing the major scale

In this chat, I talk about what CAGED is, why it’s useful and why you should not focus too much on it. Instead, I’m showing you the real secret to melodic playing, which is the real meat & potatoes that good musicians use. At the end of the video, I also talk about how to get a great acoustic guitar tone with a tube amp a strat (hint: forget about it).

Points to remember:

  • CAGED is just one approach to visualizing the major scale on the fretboard.
  • It’s not ideal for learning scales.
  • It’s not the silver bullet for learning the fretboard, but it might be helpful to some extent.