The Drab Plateau slip jig

The Drab Plateau has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Drab Plateau
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBE AGE ~c3|cBG AGE GED|~c3 cBA GBd|fed cAF G3:|
dDD ADB cBG|dDD AGE ~c3|dDD ADB cde fed cAF G3:|
FAd FAd efg|fdA AGE ~c3|FAd FAe FAf|1afd e^cA d3:|2 afd e^cA ~B3||

Four comments

As promised

As discussed in the thread "learning styles", I have made good on my threat to write a tune called "the drab plateau". This is only the second tune I’ve written in nearly four years of playing. My hope is that I can discover something new about the music through writing to help me break out of the rut I feel I’m in.

You should write MORE!

I really like this tune! It sounds to me like it has quite an unsettling quality, but I REALLY like it, and it’s in my tunebook.

Jonathan

The composer’s thoughts 3 years later:

What on earth was I thinking? I haven’t seen, heard or thought of this tune since I posted it, and now when I listen to it… well - I can’t really play it. It doesn’t make sense. It’s a bit funny. If I heard somebody playing this at a session last week I would probably have leaned over and said "Jeez, that’s a bizarre tune, where on earth did you get THAT!!??" without realizing for a second that I wrote it myself.

And three years after that, Kerri, I just don’t hear anything very unusual about it. I sight-read it with no trouble except for the string-leaping in the C part, which would doubtless smooth out with practice. It’s a fine tune, but I don’t hear the exoticness you guys are talking about.

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