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Has anyone heard these tunes #2950369 02/23/20 12:08 AM
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I am not much of a pianist but sometimes I get strange tunes rattling around in my head. For example
1) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YHsVtV_EGUQ4rjGR5Ot0J7xRPfxTlFG0/view?usp=sharing
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2) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XQve8qw_AUKhlr4iJdFsUyNSddxqhBnI/view?usp=sharing

Has anyone heard these before or did I write them?
I am not very familiar with classical music (I normally play Elton John or Eagles!) so just curious if they have come from elsewhere.
Sorry to be a little off topic for a piano forum but I'm guessing there is a lot of classical knowledge here and I'mm sure some very good composers as well.
Cheers,
John

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Re: Has anyone heard these tunes [Re: Jonky Ponky] #2950413 02/23/20 04:33 AM
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Hi there.... i think you encountered the famous chord-idiom that has been successful in pop music. Not only does a certain style of ‘pop/ballad piano’ sound similar....in pop music it is quite common to overuse the same chord progression over and over again. You will be stunned how many songs are basically built around the same chord patterns . Only a different rhythm and ‘make up’ sometimes tries to hide this. Sometimes the artist does simply copy and acts as if his nose bleeds .
‘Queen another one bites the dust/bass riff’ and Vanilla ice / ice ice babe.

But a famous hit like Wham/Last Christmas is a chord copy from Sheena Easton’s ‘morning train’/ chorus .But the rhythm is changed and therefor difficult to notice at first.
I have played in many coverbands and plagiarism is a feature in pop music.

So yes your piano examples are sort of unique, but have many similarities with the way ‘pop piano’ is played in many situations and thus sound very familiar.

Re: Has anyone heard these tunes [Re: Jonky Ponky] #2950414 02/23/20 04:59 AM
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I didn't recognise them.


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