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comment In blues, country blues, why don't songwriters get sued for aping the same progressions/tempos/scales as other established blues songs?
Yes, certainly. "Legal" plagiarism involves copying something from a song that is in the public domain, meaning that it is so old that it cannot be copyrighted, or if it once had a copyright, said copyright has expired. Songwriters and composers do this all the time, and it is legitimate.
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answered Is piano and recorder sheet music the same?
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answered In blues, country blues, why don't songwriters get sued for aping the same progressions/tempos/scales as other established blues songs?
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answered Learn musical notation
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revised Is “16va” proper notation?
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comment Is “16va” proper notation?
Italian: 8va is "all'ottava" and 8vb is "all'ottava bassa"
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revised Origin of the asymmetrical keyboard layout of a piano
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answered Origin of the asymmetrical keyboard layout of a piano
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comment Origin of the asymmetrical keyboard layout of a piano
Also, "tuned to pure harmonic thirds" is an oversimplification of the matter of temperament. It's more generally correct to say "in meantone tuning" although what that means is a very complicated subject.
Feb
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comment Origin of the asymmetrical keyboard layout of a piano
It's good of you to cite the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (or Grove Online as it is called today), which is the most authoritative source for questions like this. But note that you can only access that link if you have a paid subscription to the service, or if you are using a computer through a library that pays for a site license subscription.
Feb
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comment What scales are suitable for funk? Is there a funk scale?
The pentatonic blues scale probably figures in there, as all rock is based on the blues.
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comment What scales are suitable for funk? Is there a funk scale?
Major, Mixolydian and Dorian are used, just as they are in rock.
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comment Looking for genres or songs similar to the acoustic guitar part at the end of Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell
You can hear the influence of Renaissance and Baroque music in metal and hard rock. Artists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Jethro Tull, and many others have incorporated actual Renaissance and Baroque compositions into their songs and guitar solos.
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comment Looking for genres or songs similar to the acoustic guitar part at the end of Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell
Some people use the terms interchangeably, but true medieval music rarely involved any kind of harmony or chords. It was mostly melody and percussion. Ideas like counterpoint and chord progressions evolved as the Medieval period gave way to the Renaissance period and then the Baroque. Very often when you see those fantasy games or movies, the music has been composed in the Renaissance style, so the composer can use counterpoint and chord progressions, which are more familiar to today's listener.
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