I've been playing guitar for a long time. After the most recent Crossfire gig, I felt inspired to get serious about practicing again. For the last couple of years, I only opened the case at weekly band practice--coasting on the result of my heavy(six to twelve hours a day) practice years back in the day.
At GIT, I purchased a t-shirt that said "Learn to Burn" and wore it until it fell to pieces. That was my philosophy and routine; practices scales and riffs until till crystal clear and ridiculously fast. But what about chords? I learned the theory and a collection of shapes I needed to play rock and roll.
But the desire to address this shortcoming remains with me. So it is with great pleasure I post the first link in my quest to fill my musical resume and skill set. A You Tube search brought me to an Italian guitarist named Dario Cortese. In this video, he introduces the CAGED method. It's a great way to learn the fretboard, for both cords and soloing. I've already stepped out of my comfort zone. Bye bye power chord, hello musical sophistication.