Hector The Hero – basic and variation performance

Hey folks,

Here’s a short performance of a Scottish tune called Hector The Hero. I play a very simple version and then play a version with some variation added. 

Here is an mp3 that you can stream or download for your listening pleasure: 

Both versions are taught in step-by-step lessons in the Irish Fiddle Variation course:

Hector The Hero

Hector The Hero Variation

Though this is a Scottish melody, the variations I did are more in an Irish fiddle style.

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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.

Play every day, have fun ? and thanks for taking part ?  

Now, go fiddle with it…?

❤ FiddleHed

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