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Some guitar players when playing the Blues tend to get stuck in the same handful of barre chord shapes. If you've found yourself in this group you've found the right course to help you leap over that hurdle! In this expansive series, Rob Garland will help you unlock the "cage" in your playing so you'll have the ability to play inventive chords all over the neck making it easier to improvise in real-world situations!
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Rob starts us off by explaining what the CAGED System is and how it works. As the course progresses he'll dig into several styles of blues ranging from standard shuffles, slow blues, the stormy Monday blues, and even jazz and fusion blues! Within each style, he'll talk you through the chords and how to incorporate the CAGED system so you can play them on different positions on the neck and throw some embellishments on them to enhance your playing!
Rob introduces us to 'Essential Blues Chord Voicings'!
For this first lesson, let's grab our guitar as Rob gives us an outline of the Caged System focusing in on the dominant 7th chords.
Now let's take that same idea and just implement the concept to a different chord, the G7 chord.
Now that we have unlocked the cage, lets put it to use within the 12 Bar Blues!
In this lesson, Rob takes the same concepts from the previous lesson and applies them to a different position on the neck.
We move to the key of A7 for this lesson, where Rob breaks down this 12-Bar Blues example with a quick funky four.
Taking the concept for the previous lesson we move to a different position as well as adding a 9th to our dominant 7th chords.
Let's move on to some minor blues, Rob starts us off by unlocking with cage chords for minor chords in the key of A minor.
Now that we have the caged minor 7th chords under our fingers let's apply them to a minor blues!
Let's take the concepts from the previous lesson and build on that a bit by adding some extensions.
We continue working on the B minor 7 12-Bar blues, but we move to a different position on the neck with different chord shapes.
Rob walks us through a B flat 13 Blues with a funky shuffle tone.
Let's build upon what we learned from the previous lesson and add another component to our music toolbox with Tritone substitutions.
For this lesson, Rob talks us through a slow blues, with the form based on the style of T-Bone Walker's Stormy Monday.
Rob gives us some real-world advice when it comes to playing in a jam session as we take everything we learned in the last two lessons and move it to a different position on the neck.
For this lesson, we look at the major 7th chords as we unlock the cage once more.
In this lesson, we'll dive into the 8-bar blues which has some roots in the rag-time tradition.
With the 8-bar blues form in C under our fingers let's incorporate some of our CAGED knowledge at the 5th position.
Let's again take everything we learned in the previous two lessons and apply it to a different position on the neck. Rob moves us up to the 10th position.
Rob gives us some tips on how to use a diminished chord to lead us from one chord to another.
For this lesson, Rob dives into a Bb 12-Bar jazz blues in the 6th position!
We have the jazz blues chords under our fingers lets move them down the neck to learn them in a different position!
In this lesson, Rob talks about suspended chords that can be used to produce a jazz-rock or fusion sound.
For the last lesson of this course, Rob expands on the Fusion Blues chords we just learned in the previous lesson by teaching an extension for these chords.
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I like what he teaches. Long as it will end up playing hendrix and mayer and Clapton and bb king and hooker
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