CAGED Made Simple
by Steve Stine

4.86 out of 5
(37 customer reviews)

$119.00 $99.00 17% off

Unleash Your Rhythm And Lead Guitar Playing With Steve Stine’s Easy 3-Step Plan:

  1. Visualize - You’ll master the entire fretboard using 5 basic chord shapes and never be “stuck” in one position again
  2. Connect - You’ll discover how to connect licks and create solos that don’t sound like scales
  3. Play - You’ll be able to play songs and solos with confidence and keep progressing

Includes: 2.5 hours of videos, PDF tab book and access to our private Facebook group

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Preview Videos

Learn The Caged Chord System -Part 1

Learn The Caged Chord System -Part 2

Learn The Caged Chord System -Part 3

Here’s What You’ll Discover In CAGED Made Simple

Module 1

  • An introduction to the “CAGED” concept, and how it will help you play licks, riffs and solos anywhere on the guitar
  • Discover the 5 essential chords -- C, A, G, E, and D -- that the CAGED system uses, so you can visualize chords across the fretboard
  • A quick and easy guide to key signatures, so you can transpose any song into any key

Module 2

  • Explore each chord shape, and how to move each chord shape up and down the fretboard without using a capo
  • How to use the CAGED system with jam tracks, so you can stand out the next time you play with your buddies
  • Discover how to use the CAGED system with any chord shape, so you’ll never get stuck or play a boring chord

Module 3

  • Using the pentatonic scale with the CAGED system, so you’ll never hit a bad note and always play interesting solos
  • How to “follow the chords,” so your solo always matches the song perfectly
  • Explore how minor chords can be used with the CAGED system, so you can play complex chord progressions anywhere on the fretboard

About Steve Stine

37 reviews for CAGED Made Simple

  1. Sebastian Tominic

    I’m a beginner, Steve is great teacher, excellent explains easy to understand and enjoyment is to learn with him thanks Steve

  2. Kurt Moore

    Haven’t really got into it yet . Still working on some of my other courses. But browsed it over and think it’s going to be exactly what I need. You make learning easy . Thanks for being an awesome teacher Steve ?

  3. Tom Verachtert

    I’ve just started studying the CAGED course and complete Module 1. Now I need to work on the next 2. As always, Steve Stine makes learning easy with his clear explanation and patience with the students. I expect to finally start to play away from the first position.


    Thanks , very well laid out and informative a brilliant course. Guitar caged has helped refresh my understanding of the guitar fret board and that has enhanced my song construction and writing ability .

  5. Larry Rohr

    Was having trouble remembering where on the fret board some of the chords where at but can now find them thanks

  6. Mark Comfort

    I thought the presentation of the CAGED system was thorough and well presented. However, Steve mentions abbreviated barre chords but really doesn’t show how to finger them. I have a difficult time doing barre chords for the G, C and D with my last 3 fingers and it would be helpful to see some other ways of playing them.

  7. Dr James Schultz

    Excellent, course CAGED opened my eyes to helping to better understand the fret board and cord formations.

  8. John Kiltoff

    Great learning tool but due to some personal problems I haven’t been able to take full advantage of the lessons provided. How ever I would buy the coarse again if I needed to

  9. Frank Ward

    I’ve used the caged system before, but Steve has a unique way of explaining things. While I’m not done the entire course I certainly have enjoyed every video thus far. Thanks,


  10. Armin Burkholder

    This course delivers as promised. For the first time, I could see what all the fuss about the CAGED system was about, and how it works to give you so much more flexibility in where and how you play. Steve’s introduction to the system is an illuminating and useful way to start exploring the options it offers. Thank you Steve!

  11. Terry Tosh

    This course can be a real building block for your advancement. With Steve’s teaching I caught on quickly to what the CAGED system can do for you, but I will spend many, many hours to really master it. The payoff is more fluid chord chasing and expanding your solos beyond simple scales–while conquering the whole fretboard. Great examples and jam tracks to work with. I’ll be busy for weeks! 🙂

  12. Paul St Jean

    I’ve always considered myself a medioc lead player, but not too bad on rhythm. This course, amongst all the others I have from GZ have opened new doors of everything with my guitar playing. I’ve made that step from mediocre to not bad! At guitar playing that is.

  13. Michael Smith

    Steve is a great teacher, he breaks the caged system down, into bite size chucks, so you can really understand how the caged system works. He also doesn’t pressure you to learn it just his way, he encourages you to explore and create your own feel. Since I started late in life you my journey with guitar. I have found Steve and Dan to be inspirational. My playing has improved so much, that even my wife demands, I leave the door open to my guitar room so she can listen to me practice.
    Thanks Steve. You truly are amazing.

  14. Robert Wilson

    CAGED is a good system and course for beginners. I bought the course and found out I knew it already, but it never hurts to review basics.
    I’m just trying to learn to play better after many years of stagnating in my own juices. Guitarzoom has freed me from that.

  15. Hung Tran

    I have purchased many course of Steve. CAGED Made Simple is one of the excellent method from Steve, as usual. It helps to play across the fretboard. Thank you Steve.

  16. Michael Johnston

    I’ve studied other courses on CAGED and found this one to be good for a beginner who knows little to nothing about it. This course is a good start for anyone wanting to study the CAGED system. He lays it out nicely and provides some good direction for soloing over chord changes.

  17. Franklin McEntarffer

    This is my go to course when I’m feeling lostt working on theory or blues or whatever I’m doing I break this course out. Steve’s path to learning the CAGED system is just that simple which helps me in my other learning. I’ll bet I watch it 3-4 times a year just to stay grounded.

  18. Frederick Ahne

    The information provided was extremely helpful and Steve made the concept and utilization easy to understand. My only problem is trying to follow Steve’s hands sometimes. Otherwise, perfecto.

  19. Michael Pitt

    Thank you, I play as a hobbyist and find that just by listening and watching Steve my playing gets better, I have a much deeper understanding on how to connect things and make it all more musical, just need to get my pesky fingers to do what my brain wants! Again thanks for the great tuition and courses.

  20. Mike Lipe

    I think this course is excellent. I’ve been playing for many years and had no idea what I didn’t know. Steve’s Video’s have opened up a new life for me playing Guitar. The fingerboard makes sense now . Now I’m out of my Rut thanks Steve and Dan.

  21. Bryan Rambler (verified owner)

    This understanding really opened up the fret board for me both in chords and scales. I would say that this is the most important thing to know for playing guitar and becoming more creative. I spend way less time playing “cowboy” chords and more time up the neck with more interesting chords and licks. Definitely worth the money and time!

  22. Lorenz Dallüge

    Absolutly great! Take this course, now 😉

  23. Bryan Pate

    Now I understand more on what CAGED actually is. Now to put in the time and practice these concepts with Steve’s great explanations.

  24. Dick Wenger

    I had already taken a course on CAGED from another source, but Steve’s explanations broadened my understanding, Thank you.

  25. Art Russell

    Caged is an AWESOME course I’ve only started to learn to play the guitar for about 2 years now and this course is helping me with my biggest obstacle learning 5 and 6 string barre chords. Thanks Steve Dan and Guitar zoom

  26. Mike Hockin

    WOW! This has always been a mystery to me. NOT anymore !!! ALL of Steve’s courses are top notch!

  27. Peter Sheridan

    I knew a bit about the CAGED system already, but Steve’s approach to teaching it placed the whole thing in a much broader, more easily understood and more relevant context. Excellent!

  28. Raymon

    I just joined IGPA and starting to go over all my courses I signed up
    for ..I starting at the beginners section to see what I missed or where i can start at.. Directions would be helpful..Treat me as a

  29. Kevin McCleese

    Steve explains everything so well. He’s a Professor indeed, great teacher. I’ve been happy with all his courses I’ve bought.

  30. John Henderson lll

    Like all of Steve’s courses, the instruction was excellent. It was clear and easy to understand. Even if you don’t get it the first time. He reminds and encourages you to watch as many times as necessary till you get it. And if you don’t understand anything get a hold of him. Which is a testament to his dedication to teaching us. I recommend this coarse to anyone that is interested in learning the Caged System. Peace

  31. Bart Cannon

    I learned CAGED basics from a book I purchased on the Internet, but I learned how to use it in CAGED Made Simple. In fact, I have used what Steve taught me in this course more than any other course I’ve purchased–and I’ve purchased quite a few.

  32. Larry McKain

    This course was very good. I learned a lot and this really helped me move further up the fretboard and helped with different sounding chords. Real cool.

  33. Bernard Dillon

    Steve’s way of teaching the CAGED System is methodical, easy to understand, and delivered in his own eloquent style. After you grasp the concepts it’s Practice, Practice, Practice!

  34. Douglas Powell

    For some reason the CAGED system was very confusing for me even trying to learn and understand through multiple sources. Steve’s CAGED system course seemed to bring it all together for me. Now it seems so simple, I don’t know how it could have been so confusing to me.

  35. Benjamin Mansell

    Very refreshing to begin to get an understanding of it after all these years . Very useful

  36. Barbara Cummiskey

    I went over the course and it helped me understanding what I was also learning from my guitar teacher locally. I recommend it for someone that wants to learn how the chords and caged system works as it helped with my knowledge of the fret board and chords tremendously

  37. Matthew Bettis

    CAGED is a great system. I watched and rewatch it and still learn from it. It’s a great class.

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