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How to use the CAGED system to play a SOLO

November 11, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply A-aron Paul Luminding November 9, 2019 at 2:15 am

    This guy just save the world.

  • Reply Bill Webb November 9, 2019 at 3:28 am

    My whole focus is on scales and arpeggios and this guy just helped me take that next step that I have been looking for but missing for a while now. Great video!

  • Reply Jay Braithwaite November 9, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Pure, honest, helpful content. Bless you Sire.

  • Reply zippygti November 9, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Brilliantly done! I know the caged system but this visual reinforces it and your 'ways to practice' are incredibly helpful. Question – in the last part when you are soloing over the jam track, it sounds like you are 'addressing the root notes' of the underlying chord – is that what you are doing, and if so, do you have other videos on how to do that better? Thank you!

  • Reply Steven Jackson November 9, 2019 at 5:09 am

    What a wonderful lesson!

  • Reply Steven Jackson November 9, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Man, Ive been playing over 20 years, and I NEVER connected the dots as to the shapes of scales! Your video basically just filled a 20 year gap, and now I can pretty much fly around on the fingerboard wherever I want! It is such a gift that you made this video! I actually sound like somebody that’s been playing for twenty years now!! Wow!

  • Reply FairlyDickinson November 9, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Great lesson! I’ve been looking for an explanation of CAGED just like this

  • Reply Maiden of Misfortune November 9, 2019 at 6:11 am

    You know there is a lot of people here saying that this is best tutorial which is true so im not gonna copy that but i'll make my own way to say that this is the best way to teach someone, after a few days i'll come back again because i'll think of what i have to say to this. THIS IS 24 CARAT TEACHING — im pretty sure

  • Reply al tr November 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

    you are a good teacher bro, i took a picture of the fret board form your vid and then flipped it up side down , it was easier for me to follow along and the caged was in order rather than backwards , it suited me coz that the way i learnt to comprehend the scale patterns , thanks heaps man.

  • Reply Myfavsandlikes November 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    As a guitarist, this is an amazing video.

  • Reply Richavit Pasibog November 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Wow. Thanks for this video. I learned new stuffs. Please keep posting videos. Yeeey 🤗🤗🤗

  • Reply Akhil Baraik November 9, 2019 at 8:09 am

    That's awesome video.. Thanks a lot. Cleared my doubts

  • Reply Tibo November 9, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Wow! Awesome lesson! This is not the first video I looked at to try to understand the CAGED system but it's the first to be so clear and easy to follow. Your way of introducing it and and thanks to the view on the neck you provide makes things really easy to understand. Thank you so much for building and sharing such good content! Please keep doing it 🙂
    And… Yes, thank you!

  • Reply Roy Steven November 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Thank you sir

  • Reply Raul Duke November 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Very well made video. You are an excellent teacher. I appreciate your effort and how thorough you were.
    Thank you.

  • Reply ilove Dahyunie November 9, 2019 at 11:37 am

    very interesting.. a great guitar senpai.😄

  • Reply Alraffy Benasing November 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    You deserve everything men thank you so much for this helpful guitar tips.

  • Reply Ritesh Umale November 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Very fruitful information…..

  • Reply Groosome128 November 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Excellent video and instant subscribe. A great way to get into practising sliding between shapes/zones. I love the indicator spots and coloured shapes – it's often hard to tell where the person is pressing and with which finger when watching a regular guitar instructional.

  • Reply Lyndon Chamberlin November 9, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Rarely do I comment on videos. I've played for over 20 years and linking the scales together for soloing has never made sense to me. I'm still working this out in my head but this has me moving up and down the neck smoothly. Thank you for the lesson. You changed how I look away the notes/ neck/ scales in 40 minutes (I watched two videos). Thank you for the lesson.

  • Reply hans hubert November 9, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Im really disappointed of youtube since it took 7 months to figure out i wanna watch this video.
    Of all the 256000 caged videos out there this is by far the most comprehensive and visually laid out. really next level stuff.
    So thanks a lot for doing this!

  • Reply KiseTCC 07 November 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    CHORD = Rootnote+4+3
    PENTATONIC SCALE = Rootnote+2+2+3+2+3

  • Reply Garlotto November 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I came here for the guitar lesson, I stayed for the cool a** ghost hands

  • Reply leohobb leohobb November 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    This was informative.absolute go to use this in my thinking when playing or making music on my guitar,s

  • Reply Christoph Richter November 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    This is easily the best guitar tutorial I've ever seen. You combine several information sources into one video and this makes picking the concept up faster and easier and more fun to learn. Also, I like your style, very cool.

  • Reply Sara Oum November 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you so much for your Best CAGED system and easy to understand how to solo over chords progression. Best wish and regard

  • Reply Roger McCoy November 9, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Can you expand this to more complex (but nit to complex) cord progressions please

  • Reply Johnny O November 9, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Scott. Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to make this available for the guitar playing community.

  • Reply Tyler Davis November 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    this is literally the best ive ever heard this explained

  • Reply Alex Tealdi November 9, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for explaining the CAGED system so clearly. I’ve touched upon it in the past but your explanation and video is the best I’ve seen. It makes so much more sense now

  • Reply Richard Sida November 9, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    This is a great lesson ; your explanation of the cage system made it more useful to me. I never put the major pentatonics scale together with the cage system. An eye opener, thank you.

  • Reply silentsoliloquy November 10, 2019 at 12:21 am

    This is great! Subscribed immediately! Viva la ghost hand!

    Maybe a new lesson could handle how to use 2nds, 6ths, and blues notes to add texture once the pentatonic shapes are solidly learned?

  • Reply EUROS DEMENTROS November 10, 2019 at 12:38 am

    You awesom scott love you

  • Reply Alex Valdez Jr November 10, 2019 at 1:28 am

    You are a fucking beast genius! I’ve been playing guitar for 12 years but still studying the scales and caged system and this is the easiest way and most informative way to learn it. Thank you and rock on! 🤘🏿

  • Reply Ken Banda November 10, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Well presented . Much appreciated thank you.

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  • Reply monmixer November 10, 2019 at 4:02 am

    nice mic.. sm 7

  • Reply hau tupou November 10, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Thank u my brother for showing this video it means a lot to me im learning all this leadguiter now its perfect please keep video posting i love to learn more…thank you bro..

  • Reply NavMar Roaming November 10, 2019 at 4:16 am

    You are educated, talented and intelligent What a wonderful combination.

  • Reply Gaston Hayen November 10, 2019 at 5:56 am

    By far the best explanation of CAGED. You are calm, relaxed and to the point. Subbed! Ow and thanks for the hours you put in to make this video. Hat's off Sir!

  • Reply tntnntan November 10, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Wow, thank you so much

  • Reply Marcelo Menegali November 10, 2019 at 8:40 am

    This is my first contact with your channel and I must say I'm very positively impressed! The features you used to show what notes you're playing (note name layover, ghost hand, different colors) are incredible, and your explanation and tips for practicing were awesome too!

  • Reply Jon McCoy November 10, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Loved that lesson. Thank you

  • Reply Frantzes Elzaurdia November 10, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Great video!

  • Reply jr cuaresma November 10, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I am enlightened!

  • Reply Anindya Ghosal November 10, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Thank You so much .I have just started to learn guitar and this made CAGED crystal clear for me.

  • Reply Arne November 10, 2019 at 11:50 am

    wow this video should have 500k views! Oh it does

  • Reply Arijeet Chanda November 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Absolutely brilliant!👌✌️

  • Reply MasterNoobElite November 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I prefer girl shape! sorry bro

  • Reply bebenavole November 10, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    which video editing softw. do u use? tnx

  • Reply Matt Kemp November 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks man! That was awesome. I was given most of that info over 20 years ago but you have filled in all the blanks and that cool tech style demo was gold. Cheers!

  • Reply Lalawmpuia Ralte Lelhchhun November 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Why are you so good at explaining this? Hope i see this earlier but i'm nt too late to start it again.. You are awesome.

  • Reply tophee mancera November 10, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Best lesson i encounter on YT. Inspire me to learn more. Keep it up brother.

  • Reply ดาวเงิน ดาบน้อยรัตน November 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Fino kustik November 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    very nice…👍

  • Reply iseeu1980 November 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I'm really impressed by the graphics and the way you teach! You've figured out a great way to do it!

  • Reply Habtom Negasi November 10, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Very helpful thank you👌

  • Reply undercrackers56 November 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    I don't understand why it is CAGED instead of CAGE. The 'D' chord is just the 'C' chord moved up two frets surely?

  • Reply Money Lee November 10, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you, thank You!

  • Reply Skizzofree November 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    You my Jack Black lookin ass friend, will forever be in my heart! Thank you

  • Reply Matthew Wilson November 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    A genuinely awesome video. The fret camera with graphics….brilliant. Thanks man.

  • Reply Darka November 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    One of the best lessons I've ever seen, beautifully created and edited – thank you – just subscribed.

  • Reply Eddie G! November 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Mind blow. Great work Scott. As an editor myself, I can tell you put a hell of a lot of work on this and I appreciate you for it.

  • Reply Steve Slavin November 10, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Scott, you did a great job with this. You're a superb teacher and the way you show this graphically is so helpful! More more more!

  • Reply Jeff Journigan November 10, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Great explanation, advice and examples. Will watch it again. Gained a subscriber.

  • Reply Ra Faniry November 10, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Awesome! i just can't imagine how long it takes to make those animated dots. I am very curious in your fretboard camera. Is it a gopro attached with a Jaws or your own setup?

  • Reply Veljko Radosavljevic November 10, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Man, this helped me so much! Thank you!

  • Reply Cara Pálida November 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Genius, Scott!
    What perfect lesson.
    Thank you!🤘🤘🤘
    Subscribed!

  • Reply 965Ferrari November 10, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I'm kind of confused on when to use each shape. For example, the backing track was in the key of A major, and the G shape was used starting on the second fret, whereas in the practice demonstration, it was used higher up on the neck. So I guess my question is when do I use a certain shape?

  • Reply Francisco Martins November 11, 2019 at 12:28 am

    wonderfull lesson, really clear and fun to watch.

  • Reply Chuck Barnett November 11, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I have the book Guitar Scale Guru and it goes over the CAGED system but it just hasn't quite clicked. This video really helps.

    Learning the "landmark" notes of the 6th string fret 3, 5, 7 & 12 , and 5th string fret 3, 5, 7 & 12: G A B E (6th string) and C D E A (5th string) combined with cowboy chords (major, minor and 7th all really close in form) really help you navigate the guitar to some extent. At least you're no longer lost, and once you remember there are no flats/sharps between B&C, and E&F you can feel more confident while playing. Also remember the I IV V chord progression and you can mostly fake your way through a lot.

  • Reply Arpan Pradhan November 11, 2019 at 2:10 am

    He looks like sajin maharjan😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Joel Nava November 11, 2019 at 2:30 am

    This is 100x better than those advertisements that promise you how to play the guitar in one month & then asks you to pay money for something that’s been a secret amongst skilled guitar players.

  • Reply Moiz Khan VLOGS November 11, 2019 at 4:04 am

    You taught well but can't understand. I've seen three times.
    I've only understand starting a little bit. Can you please explain more deeper.

  • Reply Дух Призрак November 11, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Perfect learning Lesson! ThankYou

  • Reply VeneSimmer November 11, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Just thank you… 😭

  • Reply Chase Guindon November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Thank you so much!

  • Reply Holy Diver November 11, 2019 at 6:14 am

    You just cleared my head on guitar

  • Reply ElDuderino Lebowski November 11, 2019 at 6:33 am

    What the eff? For the first time in 20 years this actually makes sense to me. Thank you so much! Dozens of bands, hundreds of stages, tens of thousands of hours playing and this is the first time it actually clicked.

  • Reply Joshua Benton November 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

    This is hands down the best lesson for CAGED I have seen or listened to or heard….ever.

  • Reply Drake Wass November 11, 2019 at 7:32 am

    my small brain is still confused

  • Reply Preetam Singh November 11, 2019 at 7:38 am

    How to apply caged system in B major pentatonic scale answer me please

  • Reply Guitar Monk November 11, 2019 at 8:46 am

    💙💙💙🤘👌👍

  • Reply William November 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

    SPJ Answered a few music theory questions I have had for a while. SPJ est un très bon professeur

  • Reply George Wingfield November 11, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Thank you very much for both your genius graphics and demonstrations of moving the pentatonic scale around. So much easier to follow.

  • Reply tehenga38nz November 11, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Nice lesson bro!

  • Reply Neo Mrj November 11, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I've watched over 100s of channel related to guitar lesson on youtube but you're the 1st one who made me subscribe.. Keep up with the good content
    Love from Nepal <3

  • Reply Marcel Bruin November 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Never thought about it this way, pretty AMAZING… thanks!

  • Reply Barrie George November 11, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    By far the best explanation of the CAGED system I have seen. Excellent. Thank you.

  • Reply Prod by StrimcoJay November 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    As a kinda intermediate guitarist who learned everything he knows alone from scratch, this is the best and most helpful video that YouTube could possibly recommend to me. Thank you Scott.

  • Reply Sgt.Major Burton Truxal November 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Just a question if you're playing a true E Major Pentatonic E Scale 1E2F#3G#5B6C# (12356) Are you not concerned about the # ? Thanks so much for this video.

  • Reply Derian Harth November 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Best video on this imho, thanks for explaining!

  • Reply Dutch Motos November 11, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    the edits make it so much better to understand. Thx so much

  • Reply allen linbergh November 11, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    easy way

  • Reply THE DUKE. November 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Get rid of that ghastly moustache

  • Reply sagar November 11, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Very helpful 👍👍🔥

  • Reply Dutch Motos November 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Guys can someone help with this? I never understood this:
    When you improv on a backing track in a certain key, do you have to play the notes of the chord that is playing at that moment?
    When Scott plays with a jamtrack at 20:20, can you play all those notes whenever? Or do you have to know what chords are playing and follow the notes that belong to the chord that is being played?

  • Reply Anghel Castillo November 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I think I had this on my head for long time very smart way to see it thanks

  • Reply Alec Happy November 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    you are a good instructor

  • Reply Aayush pokharel November 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    First of all, great lesson. I am a little confused. How much should I shift the notes while going from a C shape to an A shape. Should I know which key I am in and figure it out on the fret board or can I just remember like, after certain (3 frets) up the C shape A shape will appear? I hope I am asking it correctly. Thanks again for this wonderful video.

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