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CAGED Patterns

Major:
        C              A              G              E              D
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________
   3 6 2 5 7 3    5 1 4 | 2 5    6 2 5 1 3 6    1 4 | | 5 1    2 5 1 4 6 2
   4 | | | 1 4    | | | 7 | |    | | | | 4 |    | | 7 3 | |    | | | | | |
   | 7 3 6 | |    6 2 5 1 3 6    7 3 6 2 | 7    2 5 1 4 6 2    3 6 2 5 7 3
   5 1 4 | 2 5    | | | | 4 |    1 4 | | 5 1    | | | | | |    4 | | | 1 4
   | | |(7)| |    7 3 6(2)| 7    | | 7(3)| |    3 6 2(5)7 3    | 7 3(6)| |
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________


Major Pentatonic:
       C (4)          A (5)          G (1)          E (2)          D (3)
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________
   3 6 2 5 | 3    | | 3 6 | |    6 2 5 1 3 6    | 3 6 2 | |    | | | 3 | |
   | | | | 1 |    5 1 | | 2 5    | | | | | |    1 | | | 5 1    2 5 1 | 6 2
   | | 3 6 | |    | | | | | |    | 3 6 2 | |    | | | 3 | |    | | | | | |
   5 1 | | 2 5    6 2 5 1 3 6    1 | | | 5 1    2 5 1 | 6 2    3 6 2 5 | 3
   | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | 1 |
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________


Minor Pentatonic:

       C (3)          A (4)          G (5)          E (1)          D (2)
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________
   | | | 5 | |    5 1 4b7 | 5    | | 5 1 | |    1 4b7b3 5 1    | 5 1 4 | |
   4b7b3 | 1 4    | | | |b3 |   b7b3 | | 4b7    | | | | | |   b3 | | |b7b3
   | | | | | |    | | 5 1 | |    | | | | | |    | 5 1 4 | |    | | | 5 | |
   5 1 4b7 | 5   b7b3 | | 4b7    1 4b7b3 5 1   b3 | | |b7b3    4b7b3 | 1 4
   | | | |b3 |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________


Blues:  (Just add a b5, 1 fret above every 4)

       C (3)          A (4)          G (5)          E (1)          D (2)
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________
   | | | 5 | |    5 1 4b7 | 5    | | 5 1 | |    1 4b7b3 5 1    | 5 1 4 | |
   4b7b3 | 1 4    | |b5 |b3 |   b7b3 | | 4b7    |b5 | | | |   b3 | |b5b7b3
  b5 | | | |b5    | | 5 1 | |    | | | |b5 |    | 5 1 4 | |    | | | 5 | |
   5 1 4b7 | 5   b7b3 | | 4b7    1 4b7b3 5 1   b3 | |b5b7b3    4b7b3 | 1 4
   | |b5 |b3 |    | | | |b5 |    |b5 | | | |    | | | | | |   b5 | | | |b5
   ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________    ___________
 

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