Before I found PB, I had a few guitar teachers whom I did not learn much from. I remember asking one particular teacher what his thoughts were on the CAGED system. To my surprise he said he never heard of it. This piqued my interest because I had only been familiar with guitar for a few years and had heard it mentioned several times, whereas this guy had 30 plus years of experience and NEVER heard of it.
I understand that there is more than one road to the center, but poking around the internet I found somebody with a similar problem. In this guys case, the teacher discouraged studying theory and the CAGED system. His teacher's view is that you only need to know the chromatic scale (and the rest of the approach I can sum up as "feelings" and understanding intervals without actually knowing theory?).
I am not able to post links on this forum, otherwise I would love to post the link to the discussion forum as well as the link to his teacher's playing. (I feel like I've tried everything and I just can't get it to work). Hearing him play would make this post more clear because it sounds poorly written and played. He studied jazz at Berklee.
I am interested in hearing other's thoughts on this. It seems like guys like this don't teach it because they don't know it... but I could be off base here if the CAGED system is not actually something that is widely accepted. Does anybody think otherwise or agree? Thanks!