CAGED for Guitar - Major Scale System

5 essential major scale shapes that are guaranteed to level up your soloing skills and fretboard knowledge.


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Fully engaging multimedia lessons provide endless learning & enjoyment.

Download and jam to all the audio examples and backing tracks for each course.

Courses are filmed to give you the best experience in the practice room.

Have a question or need help? Matt will provide feedback to you 7 days a week.

Matt’s proven practice strategies are guaranteed to increase the level of your playing.

 

“I’ve tried too many times to learn scales and arpeggios, maybe I’m just not good enough!”


The biggest problem guitarists face when learning the fretboard (that keeps you stuck in a rut and not seeing results) is this:


That annoying experience of working hours on scales and arpeggios and feeling like you never retain or use any of those shapes in your playing.


Sound familiar? Learning scales and arpeggios can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t have an organized, proven learning method to work from.

Have you had any of these common scale and arpeggio learning experiences?

You read about 3-note-per-string shapes, 5 position shapes, 7 mode shapes, jazz shapes, shifting shapes, 1 octave shapes, Segovia shapes, and are so confused by all these options that you give up before you even start.

You learn a new scale or arpeggio shape, only to forget the next day and never apply it to any ‘real-life’ musical situations. You seem to learn shapes for the sake of learning them, not to make music and enjoy practicing guitar.

You finally do learn a few shapes, and even solo with them, but your technique is lacking and so playing becomes tedious and not fun at all. You have sounds in your head that you can’t get out onto the guitar in a smooth or fluid fashion.


Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2500 gigs, taught over 8000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.

I’ve found that many online guitar courses and teachers overcomplicate scales and arpeggios, making them seem too difficult to learn and build frustration rather than enjoyment in the practice room.

This is definitely not the case with CAGED for Guitar – Major Scale System.

In this course, I walk you step-by-step through proven methods guaranteed to easily learn scales and arpeggios, internalize each shape on the fretboard and get you soloing quickly.

With CAGED for Guitar, you benefit from my 25+ years of teaching and performing experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.

 

3 Ways This Course Expands Your Playing:


1. Connects Chords, Scales, and Arpeggios - Using the ‘Joe Pass’ method of learning the fretboard, with CAGED for Guitar you visualize scales and arpeggios on top of chord shapes.

This allows you to immediately see every note option in any musical situation, comping, chord melody, soloing, fills, etc. It’s all there under your fingertips in an easy to access shape.

2. Solo with Each CAGED Shape from the Get-Go - No more learning a million scales shapes before you solo. With this course, you learn 1 shape and immediately solo with that shape.

I’ve taught 1000’s of players to solo over the last 25 years, and I’ve never seen the ‘learn shapes for a year and then solo’ method work. Not once. This course focuses on building motivation and enjoyment with every exercise you practice.

3. Adapt These Shapes to Fit Your Playing Style - When you learn these 5 CAGED shapes you have options in your playing. You can dive deep and make this your go-to fretboard system.

Or, if you’re like me, you pick your favorite CAGED shapes and blend them into other shapes you currently know and love to use in your solos. This system doesn’t replace your current scale and arpeggio shapes, it compliments them.

"I only wish I had started studying with Matt’s classes earlier…"


"I’m in my second year studying matt’s classes, and during this time he’s really helped me grow as a guitarist. He gives me different challenges, tips that are amazingly useful, and he knows how to encourage me and keep me hungry to learn more. I only wish I had started studying with Matt’s classes earlier, I wouldn’t have wasted so much time lost in the practice room."

- David

Here's A Sneak Peek

Start off on the right foot as you learn about the CAGED system, why these shapes are named CAGED, how to transpose each shape, and more. Everything you need to set yourself up for success in this course is here.

Based on the open C chord, in this chapter you learn how to build, play, transpose, and solo with this essential CAGED chord/scale/arpeggio shape. By practicing in multiple keys and with different backing tracks, you internalize the C shape while having fun in the practice room.

Based on the open A chord, in this chapter you learn how to build, play, transpose, and solo with this essential CAGED chord/scale/arpeggio shape. By practicing in multiple keys and with different backing tracks, you internalize the A shape while having fun in the practice room.

This technical challenge builds upon all of the shapes that you’ve learned so far in this course as you work on playing each shape in all 12 keys. This challenge helps you determine if you should go back and review certain shapes or if you’re ready for the next chapter.

With this creative challenge, you use soloing to test your “CA” memory and skill set, using shapes that you’ve learned up to this point in the course. Not only is this challenge educational, it’s fun and will keep you coming back for more!

Based on the open G chord, in this chapter you learn how to build, play, transpose, and solo with this essential CAGED chord/scale/arpeggio shape. By practicing in multiple keys and with different backing tracks, you internalize the G shape while having fun in the practice room.

Based on the open E chord, in this chapter you learn how to build, play, transpose, and solo with this essential CAGED chord/scale/arpeggio shape. By practicing in multiple keys and with different backing tracks, you internalize the E shape while having fun in the practice room.

This technical challenge builds upon all of the shapes that you’ve learned so far in this course as you work on playing each shape in all 12 keys. This challenge helps you determine if you should go back and review certain shapes or if you’re ready for the next chapter.

With this creative challenge, you use soloing to test your “CAGE” memory and skill set, using shapes that you’ve learned up to this point in the course. Not only is this challenge educational, it’s fun and will keep you coming back for more!

Based on the open D chord, in this chapter you learn how to build, play, transpose, and solo with this essential CAGED chord/scale/arpeggio shape. By practicing in multiple keys and with different backing tracks, you internalize the D shape while having fun in the practice room.

This technical challenge builds upon all of the shapes that you’ve learned so far in this course as you work on playing each shape in all 12 keys. This challenge helps you determine if you should go back and review certain shapes or if you’re ready for the next chapter.

With this creative challenge, you use soloing to test your CAGED memory and skill set, using shapes that you’ve learned up to this point in the course. Not only is this challenge educational, it’s fun and will keep you coming back for more!

In the final chapter I go over how to best review the material in this course and how to move forward in your CAGED studies. If you have questions about reviewing the course or moving forward, post them here and I’ll be glad to help you out.

 

How to Get the Most from This Course:


1. Follow the curriculum - Start with the intro chapter, learn how the course is laid out, then dive in and work the chapters in order. All material is presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy to follow.


2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish a section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, learn at your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course, so no rush, take your time and work with the best pace for your schedule.


3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, you can post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen. I’m glad to answer your questions and provide feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for direct feedback on your playing.


 

Who is this Program For?


This course is for guitarists looking to learn a proven scale and arpeggio system to expand your soloing skills over major key progressions.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Struggle to memorize scales and arpeggios in different keys.

  • Love listening to guitar solos but hit a huge wall when you try and solo.

  • Want to learn a quick and easy method to play scales and arpeggios.

  • Don’t want to spend years learning scale and arpeggio fingerings before you’re ready to improvise, start soloing right away.


I’ve learned every system of scales and arpeggios around over the past 20 years, from 3 NPS to 5 positions to 7 modes to Segovia scales and more.


I want to share with you how the CAGED system will open up the fretboard and level up your soloing skills right from day 1.

 

Who is this Program NOT For?


As your CAGED system guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

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What You Get


  • Lifetime Access to CAGED Course ($30 Value)
  • Major ii V I and Minor ii V I Scales eBooks ($40 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And more!

  • FREE MEGA BONUS

    Major and Minor ii V I Scales eBooks $40 Yours Free! $40


    When you purchase CAGED for Guitar, you not only get the full multimedia course, you also get my best-selling Major and Minor ii V I Scales eBooks.



    In these eBooks you learn:

    • Chord Colors
    • Comping Rhythms
    • Picking Patterns
    • Chord Ornaments
    • Adding Outside Chords
    • Technique Studies
    • Comping Studies
    • Full Chord Dictionary
    • And more!

    Don’t wait, grab your copy of CAGED for Guitar before it’s too late and take advantage of this awesome bonus offer.

     

    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $730


    If you have the desire to learn scales and arpeggios, then you can reach your guitar goals with my CAGED for Guitar course.

    And, I don’t want you to have to spend a fortune to find fretboard happiness in the practice room.

    I’ve made CAGED for Guitar – Major Scale System affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning the fretboard on your own.

    You won’t pay $770, $570, $240 or even $70 like some other overpriced courses you see online…

    You’re about to gain immediate access to a Proven CAGED learning method that levels up your playing today.


    And, all you pay for this premium step-by-step course and coaching is $30!


    This small investment in yourself is the same amount as you paying for 20 minutes of a private guitar lesson.

    Instead of a few minutes in a lesson, you get access to a full, organized, and fun CAGED system course, plus the Major and Minor ii V I Scales eBooks.

    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making my courses more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.

    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of this CAGED System and reach your musical goals.

     

    How This Course Transforms Your Playing


    1. Make Learning Scales and Arpeggios Fun - If you’re like me, you love learning new scales, soloing with scales and arpeggios, and expanding your fretboard knowledge. AND, running scales for hours a day is about as fun as a root canal…or 10.

    Learning scales and arpeggios doesn’t have to be tedious; it can be fun, exciting, and have you loving every minute in the practice room. CAGED for Guitar teaches you essential scales and arpeggios with a focus on enjoying your practice time, not dreading it.


    2. Internalize Each Shape, Don’t Just Memorize Them - I have a saying I use often in workshops and with private students, “If you can play a shape you have it memorized if you can solo with a shape you have it internalized.” With CAGED for Guitar, you go beyond memorizing shapes, you internalize them so that you can solo and make music with each scale and arpeggio without thinking.

    With these exercises, you find yourself closing your eyes, opening your ears, shutting off your brain, and being truly in the moment with your soloing. Can’t beat that experience in the woodshed.


    3. Connect 5 Shapes So You Solo Over the ENTIRE Fretboard - No more soloing only in the first position, or like me when I was learning, stuck between frets 5 and 8 on the fretboard. CAGED for Guitar teaches you 5 easy to learn shapes that allow you to solo over the ENTIRE fretboard.

    No more jumping around. Instead, move smoothly through every fretboard position as you glide across the neck like your favorite players.


     

    What You Get With CAGED – Quick List


    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in CAGED for Guitar – Major Scale System


    • Lifetime Access to CAGED for Guitar Course ($30 Value)
    • Major ii V I and Minor ii V I Scales eBooks ($40 Value)
    • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
    • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
    • And more!


     

    It's easy to enroll, just click the "Enroll in Course" button to start elevating your soloing skills today.

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    If you’re not happy with this course for any reason, simply send Matt an email ([email protected]) or instant message and he’ll refund your money.


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    Course Curriculum


      Chapter 2 - C Shape
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      Chapter 3 - A Shape
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      Chapter 4 - Technical Challenge 1
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      Chapter 5 - Creative Challenge 1
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      Chapter 6 - G Shape
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      Chapter 7 - E Shape
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      Chapter 8 - Technical Challenge 2
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      Chapter 9 - Creative Challenge 2
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      Chapter 10 - D Shape
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      Chapter 11 - Technical Challenge 3
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      Chapter 12 - Creative Challenge 3
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      Chapter 13 - Outroduction
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      What's Next?
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    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does this course start and finish?

    This course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Matt by email [email protected] in the first 30 days of your purchase and you will receive a full refund.


    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.


    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].


    What if I don’t know where to go next after finishing this course

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!

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