Here’s a short performance of an Irish tune called Rolling Waves. I play a very simple version and then play a version with some variation added. In this version, I added:
If you’re interested in adding variation to tunes, start by adding variation to one little phrase. Alternate between the basic and the variation as a way to learn the variation and to test to see if it works.
Here is a downloadable mp3 for your listening pleasure (without all my rambling and yammering):
I also made step-by-step lessons on how to play each version. These tunes are taught through looping play-along tracks, color-coded tabs, sheet music, and videos.
If you want to learn how to add variation to Irish fiddle tunes, check out my Irish Fiddle Variation course.
Thanks for listening ?
Now, go fiddle with it…?