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.
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Both versions are taught in step-by-step lessons in the Irish Fiddle Variation course:
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.
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Now, go fiddle with it…?