Learn necessary skills that open the door to creating melodic variations for any tune you encounter.
In this session, we'll take a variety of tunes, strip them down to their most basic, skeletal forms and then introduce a variety of strategies for developing the tune in ways that will allow you to put your unique stamp on it.
The goal of the session is to help you open the door to creating these melodic variations for any tune you encounter and ultimately, to give you the resources and tools necessary to create your own spontaneous improvisations.
NOTE: All the music in the handouts and the tunes that we'll work on will be mando-centric, but the concepts for embellishing these tunes are universal. Other instruments are welcome. Fiddle players are a good fit. Guitar, Banjo, etc won't benefit from the handouts but they can apply the concepts we'll talk about to their instruments.