CAGED Bootcamp

CAGED

Your step-by-step guide to fretboard freedom.

In this guided learning pathway, Dr. Molly Miller will show you how to map out your fretboard and solo in any key using the CAGED system and major pentatonic scale.

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CAGED Bootcamp

CAGED

Your step-by-step guide to fretboard freedom.

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CANCEL ANYTIME

For beginner & intermediate GUITARISTS

Unlock your guitar

  • Learn how to improvise in any key
  • Break out of scale-shape boxes when soloing
  • Visualize your entire fretboard using the CAGED system
  • Learn through daily instruction, guided exercises, and 🔥 backing tracks
 

Step-by-step Instruction

4 extensive levels

40 lessons with HD video tutorials, interactive TAB, visual diagrams, and PDF class notes.

Time

10 days per level

Learn at your own pace. Most students take between two and three months to complete this Bootcamp.

Outcome

Learn to solo – any key, any style

Develop the ability to confidently improvise anywhere on your guitar with Molly's focused approach to the CAGED system.

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Unlimited access to all classes

Get access to Pickup Music's 
entire lesson library for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

A Guided learning pathway

The CAGED system will set you free

CAGED is the best method to demystify your guitar and achieve fretboard freedom.
By the end of this Bootcamp, you'll be able to fluently solo in any key & style across your entire guitar.

Level 1. CAGED Shapes

Level 1. CAGED shapes (7 days)

Start mapping out your fretboard by learning the fundamentals of the CAGED system.

Level 2. How to connect CAGED

Level 2. How to connect CAGED (7 days)

Continue building your foundation by connecting CAGED shapes with simple musical lines.

Level 3. CAGED major pentatonic

Level 3. CAGED major pentatonic (10 days)

Get started with improvisation and soloing by learning to use the major pentatonic scale through the lens of the CAGED system.

Level 4. How to Solo with CAGED

Level 4. Soloing with CAGED
(10 days)

Put your knowledge to work! You will work with Molly to improvise guitar solos over backing tracks.

A Guided learning pathway

The CAGED system will set you free

CAGED is the best method to demystify your guitar and achieve fretboard freedom.

By the end of this Bootcamp, you'll be able to fluently solo in any key & style across your entire fretboard.

Level 1. CAGED Shapes

Level 1. CAGED shapes (7 days)

In this level, you'll start mapping out your fretboard and learn the basics of the CAGED system.

Level 2. How to connect CAGED

Level 2. How to connect CAGED (7 days)

Next, you'll continue building your CAGED foundation and work on connecting moveable chord shapes across your guitar with simple musical lines.

Level 3. CAGED major pentatonic

Level 3. CAGED major pentatonic (10 days)

Here, you'll get started with improvisation and soloing by learning to use the major pentatonic scale through the lens of CAGED.

Level 4. How to Solo with CAGED

Level 4. Soloing with CAGED (10 days)

Put your knowledge to work! In this level, you'll jam with Molly and improvise guitar solos over backing tracks created by some of the world's best guitarists.

Hear why students love this Bootcamp

Learn what makes Molly Miller's lessons so popular

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Kate B.

"I just want to express my gratitude to Pickup Music for creating this space to learn, grow, and create. I feel like I've been waiting my whole musical life for something like this."

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Chris B.

"This class has been eye-opening on many levels. This is legit the most straightforward and effortless way to map out every note on the fretboard. Thanks a lot!"

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Eric T.

"🤯🤯🤯 My mind is blown, I wish I had gotten the membership a year ago when I started guitar, I'd definitely be a lot better by now."

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THe CAGED Method

What is CAGED?

The CAGED system is a method of organizing the fretboard into five shapes. Each shape has a name, which comes from a simple open chord shape: C, A, G, E, and D.

CAGED

THe CAGED Method

Why learn CAGED?

  • It'll prepare you to become an advanced guitarist
  • Pro guitarists worldwide use CAGED to improvise guitar solos
  • It's easy for beginners and intermediate players to learn. You only need to know basic chord shapes!
  • It works for all styles of music. 
CAGED

Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

Not sure where to begin? Take our free quiz to see which level you should start with.

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Molly Miller

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Molly Miller

Dr. Molly Miller graduated with a Doctorate in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and currently leads the guitar department at Los Angeles College of Music.

If there's one person you want to learn CAGED from, it's Molly – she's trained hundreds of students to unlock their fretboards using the methods in this Bootcamp.

As a professional guitarist, Molly's resume is top-tier. She has performed, toured, and recorded with the likes of Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Donna Missal, Morgxn, and Kenton Chen. She has also performed at legendary venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

She also plays in the house band on The Bachelor’s newest ABC primetime show, Listen To Your Heart. When she isn’t on tour, running a collegiate guitar department, or creating in the studio, she fronts her own band, Molly Miller Trio, which has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air.

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  • All-inclusive access to over 500 lessons
  • Interactive TAB, backing tracks, and class notes with every lesson
  • Learn blues, jazz, R&B, neo soul, pop, funk, classical, and theory
  • HD videos and multi-camera angles for enhanced learning
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  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund
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