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    Quote Originally Posted by Desire Inspires View Post
    Since you know all of the answers, why are you asking questions? I just don't get why people ask "Is it okay if I commit a crime?" Just do what you choose and deal with the consequences. You aren't going to listen to reason and logic anyway.
    Whats with all the hostility in your comments? A lot of amateur artist start out with sampling. I do it because I don't yet have the skillset to create every single sound from scratch yet. Most of the time the samples aren't even recognizable anymore. I agree with Pumpthrust, worry about making your music and getting better, then, when you start to get momentum in your carrier, worry about that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoDaYoda View Post

    As far as sampling in music goes, I think there's a fine line between distorting a guitar riff to the point of no longer being recognizable, to using an obvious loop from a Michael Jackson song. I understand sampling music and distributing it w/o permission can be risky and if used for monetary gain can be ethically questionable, but to avoid sampling all together simply because "I am telling you it is wrong because I know it is wrong" is incredibly naive.

    The law is the law. If you get caught, there are consequences.



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    You can't copy chord progressions? Everything I've learned about the Blues Chord Progression is illegal?

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    Most blues related progressions are linked to music that calls in public domain. So you're probably good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drethe5th View Post
    Most blues related progressions are linked to music that calls in public domain. So you're probably good to go.
    Public domain doesn't matter. Chord progressions in and of themselves are not covered by copyright. This is why you can have so many songs with a major or minor blues backing and not get sued. Or why its legal to sell accompinament software like iRealB and Band-In-A-Box which contain a library of jazz standard tunes without the melody line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapheaper View Post
    Only on future producers could someone ask about melody and have two posts which don't mention anything about notes.

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    This makes more sense to me.

    It's also the reason why EVERY friggin pop and rock star has used that same chord progression (not sure what it's called - Just Blaze just put up a chart about it recently, too) for a guaranteed hit.

    Examples:
    Black Eyed Peas - Where Is the Love
    Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
    Sum 41 - Without You

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildinout8 View Post
    This makes more sense to me.

    It's also the reason why EVERY friggin pop and rock star has used that same chord progression (not sure what it's called - Just Blaze just put up a chart about it recently, too) for a guaranteed hit.

    Examples:
    Black Eyed Peas - Where Is the Love
    Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
    Sum 41 - Without You
    I-V-vi-iii-IV
    or some variant of I-IV-V in rock and blues music.


    In jazz, its major and minor 2-5-1's and blues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapheaper View Post
    Only on future producers could someone ask about melody and have two posts which don't mention anything about notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpthrust View Post
    I-V-vi-iii-IV
    or some variant of I-IV-V in rock and blues music.


    In jazz, its major and minor 2-5-1's and blues.
    Not that progression, but that is another one that is completely played out.

    Examples:
    Adele - Someone Like You
    Green Day - When I Come Around
    Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
    Beatles - Let It Be
    Frozen Soundtrack - Let It Go
    James Blunt - You're Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildinout8 View Post
    Not that progression, but that is another one that is completely played out.

    Examples:
    Adele - Someone Like You
    Green Day - When I Come Around
    Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
    Beatles - Let It Be
    Frozen Soundtrack - Let It Go
    James Blunt - You're Beautiful
    I-V-vi-IV
    Quote Originally Posted by scrapheaper View Post
    Only on future producers could someone ask about melody and have two posts which don't mention anything about notes.

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