The Folia Challenge 2007
How to take the Folia Challenge
La Folia is a really old tune. It was first written down about 400 years ago and has been used as a basis for compositions and improvisations ever since. Corelli was a Baroque composer who wrote one of the most famous sets of variations on La Folia and hundreds of big stars and enthusiastic musicians have been playing and writing this tune their own way ever since. If you would like to see the list so far and hear some examples check out this website: www.folia.tk/
Now itís your turn! Once you've learned to play the basic melody of La Folia, you can start to change it around to make your own version. There are lots of ways to do this so try picking one or two from this list. You can find a backing track here.
Once youíve made a version you like write something down to help you remember it, maybe a description of what you did, the rhythm you used or by writing your extra notes in on your sheet of music.
Eventually your piece will become part of our own set of variations and your name will be mentioned as a composer of a Folia on the folia website (www.folia.tk/).