Am/C Frame One in P5
In the previous session, we moved the scale. Next, we process it.
Below the tone names under the tab are the formulas for the scales. And, since the form is the same in all positions, the tone components have the same location for every key. No matter which position that we move the scale form, the roots and flat-3’s and 4, etc. are in the same relative location.
- Once we have the scale in the hands, understanding how we got here, we train with the scale. Our training goal is to play it with down-up picking, single tones. Run the scale up and down with the metronome. Try 8ths notes with metronome at 100, and use another rhythm figure such as 8th note triplets → – [1-la-li].
- Spend 5 minutes jamming/improvising/experimenting. Use just these tones of frame 1 in Am/C, as a limit. No audio. Then, play to audio → any audio/song in C or Am, using frame 1 as a limit.
- Build Chords → create every possible combination of chords with just frame 1, including double and triple-stops. We do have a complete C Major chord [G Form: 8-7-5-5-5-x frets]. And, a complete Am [E Form: 5-7-7-5-5-5]. As with any scale, we can create harmonies through blending the tones on different strings. What we come up with for Am/C pentatonic are the same qualities we found in Em/G, just new roots.