Mapping the Fretboard: The CAGED System Explained w/ Glenn Weiser at Blind Moose Studios

  • March 12 - April 17, 2024
  • Blind Moose Studios

    2 Conz Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $30.00-$160.00 This event is now over

The Musicians Workshop Presents:
Mapping the Fretboard: The CAGED System Explained w/ Glenn Weiser
at Blind Moose Studios (2 Conz St, Northampton, MA 01060)
Dates: March 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th

Workshop Price (6 Session Bundle): $160 GA / $100 MEMBERS
Drop-in Price: $30 GA / $20 MEMBERS

Workshop Capacity: 8

In this 6-week course for guitarists with Glenn Weiser, who Acoustic Guitar magazine has called a "master teacher," we will learn how to use moveable chord shapes and scale forms to play backup and solos effectively above the fifth fret. The key to learning the roadmap of the fretboard in the CAGED system, which uses movable closed position versions of basic major chords as a basis for playing either rhythm or lead guitar in the higher positions up the neck. To the CAGED system we will then add the chord-tone soloing system, which is the method schooled musicians on any instrument use to play riffs or solos around the notes of a chord progression. To make this easy to understand we will learn some elements of music theory, all of which can be taught using tab for those who don’t read music (all materials handed out for this course will have both music and tab, and these are included with the cost of the course). After the classes students will have the option of continuing studies with Glenn privately at Blind Moose Studios in Northampton.

Meet your Instructor: 

Glenn Weiser studied classical guitar in high school with Maestro Paul Battat, and later fingerstyle guitar with ragtime guitarist Eric Schoenberg. He also received instruction on mandolin from John McGann of the Berklee College of Music and pointers on blues harmonica from Jerry Portnoy, formerly of the Muddy Waters Blues Band. Now based in Connecticut, Glenn has taught students of all ages and levels how to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, ukulele, and electric bass for over 40 years. Acoustic Guitar magazine has called him a “master teacher.” The styles he teaches include folk, bluegrass, blues, Celtic music, old-time string band music, classical guitar, fingerstyle guitar, and classic rock. Glenn is the author of nine books on fingerstyle guitar and six books on harmonica, and has written for Acoustic Guitar and Sing Out! magazines. He has performed at festivals, coffeehouses, and other venues in the Northeast, and has two CDs of fingerstyle guitar music available. Glenn is ranked among’s 100 Top Musicians. He is also the admin of Facebook’s Celtic Guitar Group and the Bluegrass, Country and Old-Time Harmonica group.

Glenn is also available for private lessons in Northampton on all the above-named instruments and styles, with all levels taught. Contact him at 413-455-9215 or at Website:

Blind Moose Studios is located at 2 Conz St. Unit 22 Maplewood Shops, Northampton MA

Date & Time

Mar 12 - Apr 17, 2024

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Blind Moose Studios

2 Conz Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 Blind Moose Studios
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