In a closed Facebook message we were challenged to find a different outcome for the Scenario in the “Bar”. Several posts were offered with 32,00+ shares. The following was my outcome.
The scenario at the “Bar” is described below the asterisks.
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Had C been sharp enough to choose his closed group a half step up in considering the fifth they decided to indulge in, everyone would have been higher class: no A rests would have been necessary, no minors come in to play, the flat progression augmented without
note and the proprietor could have up scaled to a double bar finish.
C, E-flat, and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished, and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom, saying, “Excuse me; I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.” E-flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “You’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility. #gettothecounterpoint #tuesdayhumor