A common problem with “CAGED” shapes is sometimes they’re hard to play. This lesson is about building the triads that make the CAGED shapes.

The important part of this lesson is it’s not just taking 3 strings of any CAGED shape. Each triad contains all three notes necessary to complete the chord.

This is a great way to visualize the chords without having to make awkward fingerings. Hopefully this fills in the gap between small triads and giant CAGED chords.


-Related Lessons-

:28 – Major CAGED Chord Shapes | CO 1/10
:31 – Playing Triads (Whole Neck & All Strings!)
:48 – Building Chords?! | UGT 2/8
1:02 – Visualize Chord Tones – E and A Shapes | Triads
1:02 – Visualize Chord Tones – G – C – D Shapes | Triads
3:33 – Power Chords (5 Chords)
4:38 – Octave Patterns


Deconstructing CAGED Chords | Major PDF, CAGED Chord Shapes, Triads, Octaves and Power Chords, Theory

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