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C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 1

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    Chapter 1 (9:11)


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    Chapter 2 (5:32)


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    Chapter 3 (7:49)


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    Chapter 4 (6:55)


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    Chapter 5 (12:37)


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    Chapter 6 (17:44)


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    Chapter 7 (8:52)


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    Chapter 8 (17:41)


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    Outro and Credits (1:03)


If you think of the guitar fingerboard as unknown and remote territory, full of mystery and confusion, we have the road map and compass you need. The C-A-G-E-D System provides you with a complete understanding of the entire neck of the guitar so you can find your way around without ever getting lost again!

Guitarist Ernie Hawkins calls it "the Magic Key," and in this video series he lays out a clear and easy method for finding any chord, note or lick - in any key - anywhere on the fingerboard. He shows you how five basic chord shapes, moved up and down, can reveal all the scales, intervals and voicings you'll need to play any kind of music.

Ernie patiently and thoroughly provides hours worth of drills, exercises, practice tips and the basic theory necessary to help you understand the principles behind this important system. His amazing lesson teaches the fundamentals of how the guitar works in a clear, step-by-step way that will open your eyes, give you security and confidence, and forever change your guitar playing life.


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Murrell
Submitted 2 months ago

Something I've always wanted to learn

Just getting into the videos, the teacher is very easy to understand and thorough.

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rupak
Submitted 4 months ago

Very Helpful

This is a really good course. Very informative and practical. Thank you

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer

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Speedriff
Submitted 2 years ago

What? Beginners Beware!

I'm not a beginner by any means but I'm always looking for tips and why not? That being said, if you are a beginner steer clear of this course. The instructor freely mixes "forms" with the names of chords. To a beginner the student should be asking how the heck is that an A chord? It isn't, it's the A form, not the A chord. He is all over the place. Yes I know what he means but sheesh, really? He should always be saying this is the A form of C, not this is A. No it isn't, it is still a C major, I don't care what form you use. Also an A7 is not an A, it's an A7! If I was a beginner I would throw down my guitar in a whirl of confusion. YMMV.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician, Beat Maker

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Ernie Hawkins is an internationally known blues and ragtime guitarist whose main influence is Rev. Gary Davis, with whom he studied in the late ‘60s. He has also played with blues greats Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, Jim Brewer and many others. Ernie’s CDs include “Ragtime Signatures,” “Blues Advice,” “Bluesified” and “Mean Little Poodle,” which was named Editor’s Choice by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour and at blues venues worldwide. Ernie has taught at most of the major guitar camps, and has made several instructional DVDs for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop.

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    C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 1

    If you think of the guitar fingerboard as unknown and remote territory, full of mystery and confusion, we have the road map and compass you need. The C-A-G-E-D System provides you with a complete understanding of the entire neck of the guitar so you can find your way around without ever getting lost again!

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    C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 2

    Ernie Hawkins continues his detailed exploration of the C-A-G-E-D Guitar System, using his long experience in country blues fingerpicking as the springboard for this lesson. You’ll start by learning to play the standard 12-bar blues chord progression in every position and in every key – the heart of the C-A-G-E-D concept.

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    C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 3

    Ernie Hawkins uses the amazing C-A-G-E-D System when playing his specialty- blues and ragtime tunes in alternate-thumb fingerpicking style. This way of looking at the instrument enables him to have instant access to the guitar's entire fretboard.

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Ernie Hawkins continues his detailed exploration of the C-A-G-E-D Guitar System, using his long experience in country blues fingerpicking as the springboard for this lesson. You’ll start by learning to play the standard 12-bar blues chord progression in every position and in every key – the heart of the C-A-G-E-D concept.

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C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 1 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Something I've always wanted to learn Just getting into the videos, the teacher is very easy to understand and thorough.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful This is a really good course. Very informative and practical. Thank you
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from What? Beginners Beware! I'm not a beginner by any means but I'm always looking for tips and why not? That being said, if you are a beginner steer clear of this course. The instructor freely mixes "forms" with the names of chords. To a beginner the student should be asking how the heck is that an A chord? It isn't, it's the A form, not the A chord. He is all over the place. Yes I know what he means but sheesh, really? He should always be saying this is the A form of C, not this is A. No it isn't, it is still a C major, I don't care what form you use. Also an A7 is not an A, it's an A7! If I was a beginner I would throw down my guitar in a whirl of confusion. YMMV.
Date published: 2016-10-27