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

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    Chapter 1

    Ernie starts this video off with a great performance you'll want to learn for yourself.

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    Chapter 2

    Ernie shows you how to play the 12-Bar blues in 3 different keys with the connecting chords.

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    Chapter 3

    In this video, Ernie skips the key of A, and goes straight for the G position.

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    Chapter 4

    Ernie talks about his first position in the 12-Bar blues,and why he skipped some keys before.

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    Chapter 5

    In this video, Ernie moves onto the key of G and shows you some great routines to practice at home.

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    Chapter 6

    Ernie talks about moving up the neck and walking up to the next chord, E.

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    Chapter 7

    In this video, Ernie talks about where we are at so far and shares some good advice to help you understand our progressions we've learned.

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    Chapter 8

    Ernie talks about a famous progression, "West Coast Blues", and shows us how to play it in the key of C.

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    Chapter 9

    In this final video, Ernie talks about the formula we're working with, and how we can learn songs in different positions. Ernie shares some final thoughts and gives one last performance.

Product Overview


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.

On this third lesson, Ernie helps you explore blues melodies as they move up into the highest reaches of the fingerboard. He shows you the chord shapes, notes and licks in every position, and passes along valuable ideas that will bring the guitar into clearer focus for every style you play.

Building on the 12-bar progressions you already know, Ernie adds passing formations to link one chord to another in a variety of keys, and creates a beautiful blues guitar solo reminiscent of and other classic 12-bar compositions.

A popular ragtime progression (often called "the circle of fifths") brings you to another level in your understanding of chord structure. Ernie works through the famous Blind Blake song, creating a great fingerpicking arrangement for this enduring classic.


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HB
Submitted 6 months ago

Enjoyed this

Loads of info here. I am a guitar player, now rather long in the tooth, will soon have been playing for half a century! So - lots of this I have already met, but I still found this series enjoyable with a few gems for these ageing fingers. Incredible amount of information offered over all three video programs, this is one of the most comprehensive sets of tutorials on the caged guitar system of unlocking the fretboard and playing I have seen. You can't go far wrong here.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro


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soolan
Submitted 5 years ago

CAGED Sys 3

There's a lot to learn here, Ernie takes the info at the lower part of the neck and brings it up the fretboard. Information about the circle of 5th & 4ths is explained in an interesting way.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist


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HB
Submitted 6 months ago

Enjoyed this

Loads of info here. I am a guitar player, now rather long in the tooth, will soon have been playing for half a century! So - lots of this I have already met, but I still found this series enjoyable with a few gems for these ageing fingers. Incredible amount of information offered over all three video programs, this is one of the most comprehensive sets of tutorials on the caged guitar system of unlocking the fretboard and playing I have seen. You can't go far wrong here.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

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soolan
Submitted 5 years ago

CAGED Sys 3

There's a lot to learn here, Ernie takes the info at the lower part of the neck and brings it up the fretboard. Information about the circle of 5th & 4ths is explained in an interesting way.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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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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C-A-G-E-D Guitar System 3 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this Loads of info here. I am a guitar player, now rather long in the tooth, will soon have been playing for half a century! So - lots of this I have already met, but I still found this series enjoyable with a few gems for these ageing fingers. Incredible amount of information offered over all three video programs, this is one of the most comprehensive sets of tutorials on the caged guitar system of unlocking the fretboard and playing I have seen. You can't go far wrong here.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from CAGED Sys 3 There's a lot to learn here, Ernie takes the info at the lower part of the neck and brings it up the fretboard. Information about the circle of 5th & 4ths is explained in an interesting way.
Date published: 2016-08-05
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