Guitar Tutorial

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

  4.2   (2)  - log in to review
9 Videos | Length: 1hr 27min 24sec
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
*Only in the All-Access Pass
  • image description

    Tutorial 1

    Chapter 1

    9:11

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

  • image description

    Tutorial 2

    Chapter 2

    5:32

    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

    Tutorial 3

    Chapter 3

    7:49

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

  • image description

    Tutorial 4

    Chapter 4

    6:55

    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

    Tutorial 5

    Chapter 5

    12:37

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

  • image description

    Tutorial 6

    Chapter 6

    17:44

    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

    Tutorial 7

    Chapter 7

    8:52

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

  • image description

    Tutorial 8

    Chapter 8

    17:41

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

  • image description

    Tutorial 9

    Outro and Credits

    1:03

    Ernie plays us out as the credits roll.

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.

rupak
Submitted 1 month 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 1 year 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

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.

C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 1 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 2.
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