I was ready to frame a question about the relationship between modes--mysterious to me--and the CAGED scale patterns I have worked to learn,
Interestingly - Ive never thought
of the different caged shapes as modal - its all major or minor to me with scales starting either on the tonic , third or fifth of the chord. Its probably because I think of the chord first , pretty much every time.
To some degree it comes back to whether you perceive the sounds on the guitar derived from the major scale or; as parallel to it - i.e mixolydian being like a major with a b7. Hearing it from the chord tends toward the latter in my experience.