Colonel Iain Scott turns his attention to the minor key in part two of this ‘mini-series within a series’: CAGED Up The Neck. Atten-shun!
Iain Scott looks at more CAGED system ideas (Minor chords) in this month’s Chord Camp.
Picking up from last issue’s instalment where we looked at major CAGED chords along the length of the fretboard, in this lesson let’s examine the minor versions. We will be using these creatively as ‘floating shapes’ along the fretboard, then using any musically relevant open strings to support the minor chord at its new position. Minor triads are very useful, not only as minor chords, but also when they’re played over different root notes, where they can create a major or altered chord. Many great bands have used this concept. Let’s take a deeper look to sort out the mystery.