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7 Videos (1h 24m)
    • What is CAGED?

      10:02
    • The C Shapes

      13:46
    • The A Shapes

      13:14
    • The G Shapes

      11:02
    • The E Shapes

      9:40
    • The D Shapes

      13:49
    • Using The CAGED System

      12:12

About This Class

Learn the CAGED system for guitar! Complete with print-outs for every chord, scale, and arpeggio shape. The CAGED system is a set of moveable shapes that will:

  • Help you memorize the fretboard & locate notes
  • Solo & improvise with ease, in any key!
  • Transpose songs (i.e. change keys!)
  • Improve your understanding of the fretboard and music theory

Ready to dive into music theory? Check out our course on Modes, too!

The CAGED system is a vital piece of music theory for guitarist. In fact, you could pretty much get away with only knowing the CAGED system, that's how much power it holds! Luckily though, it's not that hard to master. It's just comes down to memorizing the shapes and knowing how they connect.

Once you got the patterns, you'll be able to play anything!

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Highly recommend this course. He lays it out very clearly and slowly to help you make all of the connections between each shape.
Jared does a great job of breaking down the CAGED System and making it easy to understand. He also teaches the Arpeggio, Pentatonic and Scale Shapes as they relate to the chords. I liked this method of teaching them all together because first, that is the way you solo over a chord. And second, because all of the notes for the chords, the scales and the shapes are basically the same notes. It makes it easier to learn and puts them in perspective with each other. I used his pdf charts provided as I took the course to help me keep up and it also helped me understand the notes he was playing. Great job Jared – Thanks!

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Sydney Chamberlain

CEO of Spark Bros, LLC

Lutz Academy believes in-depth and effective music education should go beyond the traditional college mindset.

Using intricate and interactive tools and lessons, our aim is to provide aspiring players of all ages a comfortable, insightful, and affordable way to master their instrument. Plus, they can do so in their own home, at any time, and at their own pace!

We focus on four genres: rock, metal, blues, and jazz.

Our Master Classes handle specific theory and technique concepts and guide students through complex subjects step-by-step. We include resources, printable charts, practice tracks, and other tools when applicable to help students learn the practical application of every skill. 

Guitarists, drummers, and bassists will all find value in our lessons, extras, and tools.