Here’s a short performance of an Irish jig called Lilting Banshee. I play a very simple version and then play a version with some variation added.
By listening to a basic tune and its variation, you’ll get ideas on how the process of adding variation works.
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…?