The first 8 note variation is a cheerful, positive, uplifting sugar sweet fairy tale. This hexatonic variation leaves out the Major 6th which is also the first note of the relative minor. The second 8 note variation is a dynamic hexatonic variation with a strong hint of B minor on the high end. These scales play well with B Minor and E Dorian.
D/A, C#, D, E, F#, G, A (20″)
D/ A, B, D, E, F#, G, B (21″)
D/ (F#, G) A, C#, D, E, F#, G, A, (C#, D) (20″)