Have you ever played a tune a couple of times and thought - hmm, what next? How can I make this interesting?
Me too. Let me imagine you have to play a tune 20 times - can you make it different every time? And I'm not talking about improvising - that would also make it different.
No, just the melody without embellishments.
So here's how we will do it.
Single notes puckered in the middle octave using second position
Single notes puckered in the low octave using second position
Single notes puckered in the top octave using second position
Playing in first position in the middle octave
Playing in first position in the low octave
Playing in first position in the top octave
Playing in fourth position in the middle octave
Playing in fourth position in the other octaves
Playing in twelfth position in the low octave
Using tongue block (TB) single notes in different octaves
Using TB with rhythm and TB to the left in different octaves
Using TB with rhythm and TB to the right in different octaves
Sonnyboy Williamson 'pull slap' style in different octaves
Yikes - how many's that?
Using the 'mandolin flutter' in different octaves
Using a 'bagpipe drone' - playing one note constantly whilst playing the tune
Playing split 3s in different octaves
Playing it with a bluesey, gospel style
You could add other positions but let's stop there!