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

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11 Videos | Length: 1hr 59min 31sec
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  • Chapter 1 5:09

    Chapter 1

    This video starts off with Ernie playing us a nice performance. He then starts showing you how to understand what he's going to be diving into in this series.

  • Chapter 2 15:03

    Chapter 2

    Ernie starts off in the key of C and some advice on how to approach this series.

  • Chapter 3 12:25

    Chapter 3

    In this video, Ernie moves on to the next step by moving chords up the neck.

  • Chapter 4 8:45

    Chapter 4

    Ernie talks about an E position that is of great importance, and plays the 12-Bar blues in some different positions.

  • Chapter 5 18:08

    Chapter 5

    In this video, Ernie talks about moving the A chord up to the G position.

  • Chapter 6 5:42

    Chapter 6

    Ernie talks about the importance of different keys in blues. Ernie reviews a bit about what we've learned so far.

  • Chapter 7 2:08

    Chapter 7

    In this video, Ernie goes through some chords in the key of D.

  • Chapter 8 12:11

    Chapter 8

    Ernie talks a bit about arpeggios and shares some great advice on how to learn a simple lick and playing it different places up the neck.

  • Chapter 9 15:22

    Chapter 9

    In this video, Ernie talks a bit about the G chord and some fun changes that he shows you how to play.

  • Chapter 10 10:07

    Chapter 10

    Ernie talks a bit more about arpeggios and shares some advice on minor chords and melodies.

  • Chapter 11 14:31

    Chapter 11

    In this video, Ernie continues on Minor Chords and gives you an idea how they all work in a similar fashion in the C-A-G-E-D system. Ernie then gives us some final words before one last performance.

Product Overview


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.

As in his previous video series, Ernie patiently and thoroughly provides drills, exercises, practice tips and the basic theory necessary to help you understand the principles behind this important system. You'll see how licks can be transposed from one key to another; how to link chords with harmonized passing tones; how major and minor arpeggios help you find notes everywhere on the neck; and how all the notes, intervals and chords work together to form a complete musical picture.

Whether you're playing blues, folk, jazz or rock, this "magic key" to the fingerboard will give you the security and confidence to branch out into any musical genre that interests you.


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