Here’s a short performance of an Irish tune called Foxhunter’s (slip jig). I play a very simple version and then play a version with some variation added.
And here’s an mp3 for your listening pleasure:
A bit from the A part of the second quarter keeps reminding me of the theme to the movie Chariots Of Fire: D0-3-A0-1-0-D2
Both versions are taught in a step-by-step lesson in the Irish Fiddle Variation course.
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The basic version is very stripped down, arranged for beginners. The variation version adds a few variations, but not too many. The idea is for you to really start to listen to the subtle difference between the two. I also want to remind you of the fundamental point of the adding variation: alternate between basic and variation versions.
This process carries over to adding variation to any tune or fiddle style. It prepares you to improvise or compose your own melodies.
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Now, go fiddle with it…?