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CAGED system

E in open position

Figure 1. E in open (E) position.


E as a D shape

Figure 2. E as a D shape.


E as a C shape

Figure 3. E as a C shape.


E as a A shape

Figure 4. E as an A shape.


E as a G shape

Figure 5. E as an G shape.


E as a G shape

Figure 5. E as an G shape.


F chord played using E shape

Figure 6. F chord played using E shape.


F sharp played using E shape

Figure 7. F sharp played using E shape.


G played using E shape

Figure 8. G played using E shape.


The CAGED system is a system for learning to play guitar chords anywhere on the fretboard. It is based on the idea that the major chords C, A, G, E, and D (suitably barred) can be moved up the neck to create the other 12 major chords.

 

Figures 1 through 5 show E major played in the various shapes of the CAGED system. Figures 6 through 8 show different chords played using the E shape.