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Mr. Hooper
1289963.  Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:53 pm Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
I donít see that you can separate the melody from the rhythm - isnít a melody a combination of both the pitch and the rhythm?
Rhythm and melody are quite different aspects of music. I'm not a composer, but I am a drummer, and I would bet that there are only a handful of songs I could play solo for you on the drums that you would recognize. (Mostly they would be songs with a really novel drum feature that doesn't have anything to do with the melody, like Wipeout.)

Conversely, have you ever heard any jazz? Listen to a jazz cover of a song you know, and even if they play around quite a lot with it, you'll still find the melody very familiar.

Or this song - wihout other cues, would you recognize this: https://youtu.be/5kXcTpWCWyY

Put another way, if there was no attribution to the source, would the original composers have a case if they claimed the song had been stolen from them? What part was stolen?

 
Jenny
1289998.  Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:27 am Reply with quote

Mr. Hooper wrote:


Or this song - wihout other cues, would you recognize this: https://youtu.be/5kXcTpWCWyY

Put another way, if there was no attribution to the source, would the original composers have a case if they claimed the song had been stolen from them? What part was stolen?


Good point - I certainly wouldn't have recognized that until the main theme kicked in around 1.25.

 
Mr. Hooper
1290013.  Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:06 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Mr. Hooper wrote:


Or this song - wihout other cues, would you recognize this: https://youtu.be/5kXcTpWCWyY

Put another way, if there was no attribution to the source, would the original composers have a case if they claimed the song had been stolen from them? What part was stolen?


Good point - I certainly wouldn't have recognized that until the main theme kicked in around 1.25.
Really? That's interesting - that's the melody of the chorus of the song, which starts at 1:17. Someone more familiar with the original could probably sing along with the lyrics of the intro and first two verses. If you can place where those lyrics would belong, you're identifying the melody.

 
GuyBarry
1290015.  Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:26 am Reply with quote

It's very difficult to make a judgement on that one, because I knew what the song was before I started listening to it, but it started out sounding like "Three Blind Mice" (which is of course the same tune as the first three notes of "All You Need Is Love").

One of the distinctive things about "All You Need Is Love" is the instrumental section between the introduction and the start of the verse (in 7/4 rhythm). This was absent from the piano arrangement, so I'm not surprised if some people failed to recognize the tune.

The partial 7/4 rhythm is one of the most distinctive things about that song, so removing it is bound to make recognition more difficult.

EDIT: It's no good, I've just got to post this now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIFzbLE6bHU

 
Mr. Hooper
1290028.  Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:40 pm Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:
EDIT: It's no good, I've just got to post this now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIFzbLE6bHU
That's great! What a talent he was.

 
Jenny
1290131.  Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:09 am Reply with quote

That is so fantastic! Thanks for reminding me of it, GuyBarry.

 

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