Bridging Frames 1 and 5 for Am/C
Once we’ve used frame 5 as a limit, we connect it to what we already know for Am/C, focusing on linking frame 5 to frame 1.
- Take Inventory → we can see that frames 1 and 5 share a border. These are the middle tones [tail of frame 5, head of frame 1]. What were 7 & 8 frets are now 2 & 3 frets.
- Connect them → improvise with frames 5 & 1 in Am/C. Use all of the tones of both to improvise, build chords, with or without audio.
- Stitch → work with any string couplet [any two strings, adjacent or non-]. Start with the 2 & 1 strings [this would be 3-3, 5-5, 8-8]. We work every tonal combination of just those 2 strings. After the 2/1 strings, we do the same with 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, plus any other combinations. The idea is to break it down, add it up.
- Jam with both frames [include chords!].