Reply To: Adding Variation
Fiddlehed’s got great videos on
-rhythm variation (swing feel, etc)
-bowing patterns (georgia shuffle)
(All on youtube)
Any of these can be added to any tune. I think you just have to develop a feel for what works well in what song through practice/experience.
Other variations I’ve encountered in his videos that should be in your toolkit are anticipating notes (coming in early) and adding additional notes from the scale. I’m sure there are more.