This video demonstrates a little exercise I made up a while ago for getting to grips with the CAGED system.
It takes a short time to understand what CAGED is about, but a little longer to actually experience it as part of your playing.
This exercise is pretty simple, it's a blues progression that uses all 5 shapes of the 7th chords. It's a way of getting the shapes under your fingers, and also, learning the flow from one shape into another in a seamless way.
In this video tutorial I demonstrate and describe how to practice scales horizontally - so you can master moving along the length of the guitar.
Modal practice allows us to really get into the sound of the scale and is a great tool for improving our improvisation skills.
Rhythmic scale practice is a rarely-done form of scale practice - it's main benefit is that it ensures you can actually use the scale musically.