Fig 1. E in open (E) position.
Fig 2. E as a D shape.
Fig 3. E as a C shape.
Fig 4. E as an A shape.
Fig 5. E as an G shape.
Fig 6. F chord played using E shape.
Fig 7. F sharp played using E shape.
Fig 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.