Beginner Chords tutorials
9. The CAGED system for minor chords
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What, next thing you're gonna tell me is that the CAGED system has two names based on the quality of the chords? Oh...

  1. Topics of discussion
  2. The CAGED system for minor chords

1. Topics of discussion

In this tutorial we will be looking at the CAGED system for minor chords by learning to play a chord using all of the 5 forms. So, let's have some fun.

2. The CAGED system for minor chords

The CAGED system for minor chords works in a similar fashion as the major chords version. The only difference is that the first form in order is usually the E form, making its actual name the EDCAG system.

Let's play the Em chord using all of the forms. First off, the E form:

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Em chord

Here it is played back:

Next up, the D form:

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Em chord

Here it is played back:

Next up, the C form:

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Em chord

Here it is played back:

Let's move on to the A form:

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Em chord

Here it is played back:

And finally, let's review our desire to play guitar by looking at the G form:

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Em chord

Here it is played back:

The barres are done with the index finger on the D and G strings and with the pinky finger on the E and B strings.

That concludes our tutorial. Next time around, we will be taking a look at scale and chord degrees. See you then.

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