Raise The Ceiling, Drop The Floor reel

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X: 1
T: Raise The Ceiling, Drop The Floor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
DFAc =B2 GB|c=BAG AFDC|DFAc dAcd|efed cAGE|
DFAc ~=B3G|c=BAG AFDC|D~A,3 DEFd|1 cAGE FDDC:|2 cAGE FDD2||
d~f3 a~f3|cega gedc|d~f3 a~f3|abag fdec|
d~f3 a~f3|cega bagb|abag fdec|1 dcAF G/G/G Ac:|2 dcAF GFEC||
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Raise the Ceiling, Drop the Floor

Apologies for yet another (weird) self-penned tune. (I’m still well ahead of myself in posting five trad tunes for every original tune, though it’s been a while either way.)

And I don’t know why I’m so rooted in D Dorian/Dm, but these tunes keep coming out down there….

So it’s nearly August 2011 and here in the States we’re all muddling on with our lives while politicians play hacky sack with our financial security. We (the US) are in hock up to our eyeballs. There’s no easy, short-term fix short of raising the ceiling of our allowable debt. But we have to stop somewhere. Some in Congress want to cut spending, some want to raise taxes, and some advocate a "balanced approach" of doing some of both.

My state’s lone Representative was quoted in the paper today saying "We don’t need a balanced approach, we need a balanced budget!"

And I recognize that he probably meant, "Let’s quit quibbling over the approach and get down to balancing the budget."

But it came out maybe more transparent than he intended. "…we don’t need a balanced approach…."

Sure, we can use an unbalanced approach—trim the deficit on the backs of the people most likely to be impacted by spending cuts, and forego any tax hikes on the wealthy. In fact, let’s extend the tax breaks we’ve given the wealthy (maybe this year they’ll spend their extra cash on job creation…lord knows they need more pool boys and yacht deckhands), get rid of the estate tax (which currently affects only those with estates in excess of $5 million)…blah, blah, blah, blah.

Finally, a politician speaking openly, even if inadvertently.

Hence the tune’s twists and turns, somber mode, and well-balanced title….

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Maybe semantics but easier to read

X: 1
T: Raise The Ceiling, Drop The Floor
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: C
DFAc B2 GB|cBAG AFDC|DFAc dAcd|efed cAGE|
DFAc ~B3G|cBAG AFDC|D~A,3 DEFd|1 cAGE FDDC:|2 cAGE FDD2||
K:F
d~f3 a~f3|cega gedc|d~f3 a~f3|abag fdec|
d~f3 a~f3|cega bagb|abag fdec|1 dcAF G/G/G Ac:|2 dcAF GFEC||

Earl, thanks for trying, but you’ve completely ignored the mode. If you want it easier to read, the A part is in D dorian and the B part is in Dm (both resolve to D, not C or F). Nothing hard to read about either of those.

Posted .

It’s not that I’m ignoring the mode, it’s that for notation purposes C is the same as D dorian and F is the same as D minor. Nice tune by the way, I just changed the key signature for myself and thought there was no harm in posting. at least it’s here when my hard drive crashes and I need to rebuild my abc collection. Nice tune by the way, I love that it’s in D minor, one of my favorite and the darkest of all keys.

Well sure, but C and F are the wrong keys/modes, regardless of the signatures being the same. Meh.

Glad you’re enjoying the tune. They always surprise me when they bubble out like this. 🙂

Posted .

Well here it is with the correct modes. It’s just than when I see a natural sign for every b note I think there is a better way to notate it, because the natural signs make me think too much while sight reading.

X: 1
T: Raise The Ceiling, Drop The Floor
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D dorian
DFAc B2 GB|cBAG AFDC|DFAc dAcd|efed cAGE|
DFAc ~B3G|cBAG AFDC|D~A,3 DEFd|1 cAGE FDDC:|2 cAGE FDD2||
K:D minor
d~f3 a~f3|cega gedc|d~f3 a~f3|abag fdec|
d~f3 a~f3|cega bagb|abag fdec|1 dcAF G/G/G Ac:|2 dcAF GFEC||

Of course I missed a repeat symbol at the beginning the b part

X: 1
T: Raise The Ceiling, Drop The Floor
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D dorian
DFAc B2 GB|cBAG AFDC|DFAc dAcd|efed cAGE|
DFAc ~B3G|cBAG AFDC|D~A,3 DEFd|1 cAGE FDDC:|2 cAGE FDD2||
K:D minor
|:d~f3 a~f3|cega gedc|d~f3 a~f3|abag fdec|
d~f3 a~f3|cega bagb|abag fdec|1 dcAF G/G/G Ac:|2 dcAF GFEC||

Earl, the natural signs are only in the A part of my original.

I find that the change in key signature is often missed by others, and it would ruin the tune to not catch the B nats in the first half and the Bbs in the second half.

Posted .

Wait, what happened to Will?

:’(