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Creating Variations in the A Section

A Few Variations

Our first lick is a notey fiddle tune variation. Where we did have some longer notes in the original melody we now have all 16th notes. This constant motion is very common in fiddle tunes and is a nice change when the melody starts simple. However if the melody was notey and complex we might want to simplify and add space to create some contrast.

The second lick takes us away from the melody and follows the chord changes the way a banjo player might. This is a great way to employ the crosspicking technique. A slide is added for a little extra style, try to hold the whole chord shape down as you slide.

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Let's check out the B section in the next lesson.