T: Boredom Rant
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Boredom Rant has been added to 2 tunebooks.
Come on now Siuloir, you can’t just upload a quirky little tune like this with such an intriguing name without tell us anything about it! I’m dying to know why it’s called this and who wrote it.
Okay, so here’s the back-story. I frequently spend time going through various folk music sites on the internet and check out the tunes to see if there are any tunes that are fun to play. I confess that I sometimes take tunes that I find have potential, but are not quite the way I want them, and tweak them to my liking. I guess some would call it blasphemy, but I simply tweak the tunes to please my ear or make them more natural for my fingers to play. I am sure, though, that this has happened and happens all the time through the history of folk music, and as long as the tune is labelled traditional I see nothing wrong with it. Personally I just play for fun, so why should I necessarily restrict myself to slavishly follow what’s been done before? Now, don’t get me wrong, tradition is tradition and is important to uphold, but just like water, music that is kept from moving or developing goes stale.
With that long-winded introduction, here’s the short version of the Boredom Rant story. I found a tune called Borlum’s Rant (http://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/71440) and found that even if the tune in itself wasn’t all that to my liking, I felt it had potential. So I tweaked it a bit and it got a life of its own. Usually when I do this I connect the name of my version in some way to the name of the original, and I’m sure you see the link here. 🙂 I really liked the new version, so I thought I’d share it with you.
So, not really a very intriguing back-story, but there you go. ;)
It doesn’t look like you changed it to much, just a few notes here and there. It does spice it up a bit. The new name on the other hand is much more interesting than the old one ☺
Yes, I followed most of the notes, but tried to make it flow better (in my view). I removed the Scotch snaps (which I, to be honest, am not so fond of), and the dotted notes, to turn it into a more reel-like tune. And yes, I like the new title better, since I can relate to it better, although, from what I read, Mackintosh, Laird of Borlum (which I suppose the original title refers to), was an important enough figure in Scottish history. 🙂