WIP Song…and maybe I’m just imagining things, but…

…I just can’t shake the feeling that it sounds too much like…something. The rhythm or melody. I can’t put my finger on it, so maybe I’m imagining it. It kind of instills you with this fear of accidental plagiarism, though. You’re writing something, and you play it over and over again, so when it sounds familiar you’re not sure if it sound familiar because it legitimately sounds like some other song you’ve heard, or just because you’ve been playing it through so much that you’re now dreaming the tune.

So, this morning I decided to record a very rough clip in hopes you guys would give me your opinion on whether or not listening to it reminds you of some other song that exists somewhere in the universe, because at the moment, I honestly can’t tell if it’s just that it’s beating around in my head so much that makes it sound familiar, or if I just can’t place what outside influence it sounds like, and it’s bugging me!

Excuse the exceptionally poor sound quality.  It’s a rough up, and I suspect finding a good sound balance for guitar is going to be much harder than it is for ukulele.

Until Next Time, can you name that tune? I can’t.

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4 thoughts on “WIP Song…and maybe I’m just imagining things, but…

  1. It’s nearly impossible to write a song that doesn’t sound like another, or use a chord progression that isn’t found somewhere else. The first two chords that you used have been used before, and the one that comes to mind is Stand By Me, which is G to Em. I have some songs written that, if you speed up or slow them down, can sound like existing songs. Just go with it!

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    1. It’s just bugging me. I intentionally chose super easy chord changes since it’s my first guitar tune and I’m not at all skilled at guitar yet(C, Am and Em), but somehow just have this niggle that it’s almost exactly like…something that I can’t place. I mean there’s similar and there’s ‘same song, different words’. I guess I’m feeling neurotic that this might be too close to the latter. If I could figure out why it’s niggling at me, I’d know if I was just being crazy or not! Lol.

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      1. Don’t try to find the song that you think it sounds like, or it will influence the melody later on. I’m in the middle of one right now, and it has an uncomfortable familiarity to it. I hope it’s because it flows easily from me, and not that it flowed easily from a radio station recently. 😀

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      2. Well, the whole thing is already written, so there’s not much risk of that. It’s more like I’d like to know what about it is bugging me so that I can fix it while it’s still rough and new, rather than polishing it, then realizing later what’s bugging me about it, once I’ve already gotten used to it as is.

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