X
Guitar Tutorial

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

  4.5   (3)  - log in to review
9 Videos | Length: 1hr 27min 24sec
Sample this tutorial...
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
*Only in the All-Access Pass
  • image description 9:11

    Chapter 1

    Ernie talks about the C-A-G-E-D system and how it's great for learning and mastering the fretboard.

  • image description 5:32

    Chapter 2

    In this video, Ernie talks about more exercises and how to verbally follow along with what you're playing to help you memorize what you're doing.

  • image description 7:49

    Chapter 3

    Ernie plays in A, and gives some great exercises to follow along with.

  • image description 6:55

    Chapter 4

    In this video, Ernie moves things to the E chord. He follows with some great routines and progressions that will help your relationship with everything we've learned so far.

  • image description 12:37

    Chapter 5

    Ernie moves around the neck a little bit showing some different chords.

  • image description 17:44

    Chapter 6

    Ernie moves up and down the neck continuing to speak aloud which chord you're playing, helping you remember each form and chord.

  • image description 8:52

    Chapter 7

    In this video, Ernie does the same thing only in a different key.

  • image description 17:41

    Chapter 8

    Ernie talks about passing chords, or connecting chords, and some of the rules behind playing these with each other.

  • image description 1:03

    Outro and Credits

    Ernie plays us out as the credits roll.

Product Overview


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.


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.


Murrell
Submitted 2 years ago

Something I've always wanted to learn

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


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

rupak
Submitted 2 years 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


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Speedriff
Submitted 3 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


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Murrell
Submitted 2 years ago

Something I've always wanted to learn

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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

rupak
Submitted 2 years 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Speedriff
Submitted 3 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Products by Ernie

  • image description
    tutorial video

    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!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    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.

  • image description
    tutorial video

    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.

You might be also interested in

Hone your lead chops and practice your favorite licks with this vast online collection of tracks in blues, jazz, rock, country, and other styles! This digital book includes online access to professional full-band audio tracks for all 200 examples in the book over which you can practice your latest and greatest licks. The audio tracks range from approximately one minute (for the short progressions) to four minutes or more (for the full-length “song” progressions), and numerous styles, keys, and tempos are covered to make sure you're well-versed in practically every style. Ten hours of audio tracks in all! The book also includes multiple scale options for each chord progression; music theory primer; fretboard diagrams; chord symbols and Roman numeral harmonic analysis; and more! Whether you're a rocker, a jazzer, a bluesman, or a bluegrasser, the Big Book of Backing Tracks has plenty for you.

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial, The Guitar Play-Along video series lets you hear and see how to play the biggest of classic rock super group Boston. Just watch, listen and learn!

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial, The Guitar Play-Along video series lets you hear and see how to play classic rock legend Neil Young's hit songs! Each song starts with a lesson from a professional guitar teacher, then the teacher performs the complete song along with professionally recorded backing tracks that include on-screen guitar tab.

The notes of any solo are only half the story; the other, equally crucial element is the rhythm. Though there are leagues of books teaching you the scales, modes, and arpeggios that are used when soloing, there's been a great void in the available material with regards to teaching the concept of rhythm. We don't instinctually possess knowledge of which notes to use, so why would we instinctually know which rhythms to use when playing these notes? This is where Rhythmic Lead Guitar comes into play. In this book, you'll learn the timing of notes from the ground up, helping you to develop a solid, internal sense of rhythm that will stick with you throughout your career. You'll be armed with an intimate knowledge of a beat's anatomy, and you'll possess the tools necessary to manipulate the timing of any phrase as you see fit. With a strong command of rhythm, your solos will sound more authoritative, unique and memorable.

Teach guitar for profit! This book will show you how to set up and develop a profitable guitar studio. Besides the ability to teach guitar, running a profitable studio needs effective systems for attracting and retaining students, ensuring that they pay on time, and smoothly handling operations issues. This book will show you the essential considerations, from choosing a space (residential or commercial), to marketing, to specific teaching aids.

The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Doug Redler has been a guitar tech to the Black Crowes, k.d. lang, the Dixie Chicks, the B-52s, Paul Simon, Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Peter Gabriel, and many other stars. He's seen it all, and knows what to do when it comes to keeping guitars and amps healthy. In this book, he reveals his trade secrets so that anyone with some mechanical ability can maintain their own gear. Co-authored by Hal Leonard guitar historian Dave Rubin, this book covers: guitar tech toolbox, proper stringing techniques, evaluating the guitar neck, setting the action, adjusting the pickups, basic bass guitar set-up, tales from the road, humidity and acoustic guitars, amp care and maintenance, and more!

This video series is great for anyone wanting to start to learn how to play guitar. Simply follow along with the teacher in the videos and you'll be playing in no-time. This video series teaches songs, chords and riffs, picking and strumming patterns, and helpful playing tips and techniques.

Learn chords with songs like “Eleanor Rigby” and “Knockin' on Heaven's Door,” single notes with riffs and solos by Nirvana and Pink Floyd, arpeggios with classics by Eric Clapton and Boston, and much more. The method's unique, well-paced, and logical teaching sequence will get students playing more easily than ever before, and music from popular artists like the Eagles, Johnny Cash and Green Day will keep them playing and having fun. Book 1 includes: parts of the guitar, easy-to-follow guitar tablature, notes & riffs starting on the low E string, tempo & time signatures, strumming patterns and arpeggios, slides and slurs, hammer-ons and pull-offs, many music styles, nearly 100 riffs and songs, audio demos of every example, and more!

Study the trademark songs, licks, tones, and techniques of the original guitar god, Eric Clapton. This comprehensive book and audio teaching method provides detailed analysis of Slowhand's gear, tone, techniques, styles, songs, licks, riffs, and much more. You'll learn everything you need to know about Clapton's legendary guitar playing, from the '60s blues-rock period to his solo career to Unplugged and beyond. Each book also includes a unique code that gets you access to online audio samples of all the music in the book. Songs covered include: Badge • White Room • Bell Bottom Blues • Change the World • Cocaine • Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) • Lay Down Sally • Layla • Sunshine of Your Love • Tears in Heaven • and more.

Study the trademark songs, licks, tones and techniques of the world's greatest jazz fusion bassist, Jaco Pastorius. This comprehensive book/audio teaching method provides detailed analysis of Pastoruis' gear, techniques, styles, songs, riffs and more. Each book comes with a unique code that will give you access to audio files of all the music in the book online. This pack looks at 15 of Jaco's most influential songs including: Birdland • The Chicken • Donna Lee • Portrait of Tracy • Teen Town • and more. Includes foreword by Robert Trujillo.

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial, The Guitar Play-Along video series lets you hear and see how to play Rock greats KISS's hit songs! Each song starts with a lesson from a professional guitar teacher, then the teacher performs the complete song along with professionally recorded backing tracks that include on-screen guitar tab.

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
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy