#1
hiya folks!

So I've been playing guitar for awhile and had just decided to get more into the music theory.
I found the caged system very helpful and have so far worked out the 5 chords and scales throughout the fret board.

I found when playing a song in the key of D (using D shape at the end of the neck), using the caged system I could go up and down the fret board and get that major/minor scale Celticy/blue grassy sound. But I can also play the D shape on the 5th fret to get that bluesier/Jazzier sound as opposed to playing the A shape when following the caged system.

Then I play the A blues shape on the 5th to hit those blue notes. (not really relevant but kind of is)

I'm just curious about what makes The D sound right when repeated on the 1st and 5th fret. It doesn't sound right on any of the others (3rd,7th,9th)

many thanks!
#2
You make no sense at all.

Basic CAGED just shows 1,3,5 notes to form major chords.
How are you getting anything minor sounding?

The D-shape on the 5th fret is not D, it's F.

What is the "A blues shape"? Do you mean the A chord shape?
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#4
You can put the open D shape anywhere on the neck and it will 'work' but maybe not in the way you like. Eg 4540xx (thin to thick strings) is called E/D. 5650xx is Dm7. 9 10 9 0 x x is A/D these are all nice chords. YOu can put it elsewhere to create more dissonant sounds too.

Really though to understand how all of this works you needs to learn music theory, specifically how chords are constructed.
#5
Quote by anjovi.kulam.7
hiya folks!

So I've been playing guitar for awhile and had just decided to get more into the music theory.
I found the caged system very helpful and have so far worked out the 5 chords and scales throughout the fret board.

I found when playing a song in the key of D (using D shape at the end of the neck), using the caged system I could go up and down the fret board and get that major/minor scale Celticy/blue grassy sound. But I can also play the D shape on the 5th fret to get that bluesier/Jazzier sound as opposed to playing the A shape when following the caged system.

Then I play the A blues shape on the 5th to hit those blue notes. (not really relevant but kind of is)

I'm just curious about what makes The D sound right when repeated on the 1st and 5th fret. It doesn't sound right on any of the others (3rd,7th,9th)

many thanks!


If you are talking about the D caged shape/scale on the 5th fret, it's G. - The difference is one note from D major to G major. 6 of the 7 notes are the exact same. That's why.

Best,

Sean