Chords for Guitar: Transposable Chord Shapes using the CAGED System

October 30, 2020
Chords for Guitar: Transposable Chord Shapes using the CAGED System

Chords for Guitar is about moveable chord shapes basedon the CAGED guitar system. Rather than presenting the same shapesfor the same chord types as different chords when moved up or downthe fret-board, giving 1000's of chords, Chords for Guitarmakes this into a simple unified process by showing only themoveable shapes and how to move them up or down the fret-board,allowing for more chord types.Chord Reference – Chords for Guitar is a reference ofover 200 unique shapes for just over 60 different chord types, fromthe commonly used chord types such as major, minor, sus2, sus4,add9 and 7th chords to further extended chords, altered chords andinversions, enabling you to find many more chords yourself and geta better understanding of the fret-board.Questions and Answers – The root note location within all of theguitar chords is clearly marked out, enabling you to transpose itsmoveable shape up and down the fret-board. Each chord type has aquestion to make sure you're on track to being able to locateguitar chords yourself; shift the root note to its note namelocation (e.g. C, F#, G etc.) apply the chord shape, then check theanswer at the back.Theory – Theory and chord construction are explained using pianokeys for the simplicity of its linear layout of notes, then appliedto the six-string guitar, from the basics of using odd numberedintervals (e.g. 1, 3, 5 etc.) to the compound intervals withinextended chords and alterations.“Chords for Guitar is written in a concise and clearmanner that will be easy to understand by anyone with basic musicknowledge. A consistent and simple approach that will prove to be agreat tool for those hoping to expand their knowledge on thefret-board.” — Danny McCrum, professional guitarist (NewZealand)“Gareth Evan's guitar chord book is one of the most thorough andin-depth books I have ever seen. If you're armed with one of thesebooks, you will have everything you will ever require to know allabout chords.” — Tony Cox, award-winning acoustic guitarist (SouthAfrica)“I had wanted to start playing less with a capo, and more withan ability to transpose chords just by being more familiar with thefret board in it's entirety. This book teaches you exactly this.Highly recommended.” — Rebecca Cullen, performing musician andcomposer (UK)“At the School of Guitar we always use the CAGED system but wehave never seen it applied so well to all chords. I love the wayeach transposable version of the chord is linked to an open chord.Simply the best book of chords we have seen.” — Cormac O Caoimh,School of Guitar (Ireland)