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Agree, music is awesome.

Bishop
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Oct 25 2013, 1:15am


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Though I was never a huge fan of classic rock, Pink Floyd is one of the bands from that time that really speaks to me. King Crimson I'm not that familiar with, and definitely not Mike Oldfield, but they're officially added to the list. There's just so much music to discover, both past and present, it's frankly astonishing. I'm more of a film score soundtrack (love Hermann, Goldsmith, Williams, Takemitsu, Shore of course!), 20th/21st century classical, and EDM kinda guy. But really all music is a unique kind of expression.

Similarities in music happen all the time, and some are more blatant than others. I think sometimes it's coincidence, sometimes it may be unconscious, and I suppose sometimes composers borrow. Williams has been known to lift entire phrases from earlier classical composers, perhaps in homage, or who knows.

The title on this video is a little mean, but the lift is undeniable. (it's the phrase that starts at :47 that is identical to bar 4 in the score)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwjUTI8RNNM

Other times you have composers just copying themselves, which is sometimes funny. James Horner, another excellent composer, does this thing where he works a 3 note chromatic riff into almost every single score he's ever written. It usually represents doom or despair. It's almost like his calling card.

Subject User Time
A question regarding the music score sador Send a private message to sador Oct 22 2013, 10:14am
    I'm a musician Bishop Send a private message to Bishop Oct 22 2013, 1:54pm
        Cool, me too Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 25 2013, 12:47am
    Yes, there are similarities Endor Dweller Send a private message to Endor Dweller Oct 22 2013, 2:34pm
        Right Bishop Send a private message to Bishop Oct 22 2013, 3:20pm
            Yes, that's what I've meant. sador Send a private message to sador Oct 23 2013, 4:34pm
    It is similar to the Gondor theme Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 22 2013, 11:53pm
        I was hoping you'ld answer. sador Send a private message to sador Oct 23 2013, 4:42pm
            hmmm Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 23 2013, 11:37pm
            I'm familiar with prog-rock! Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 25 2013, 12:51am
                Agree, music is awesome. Bishop Send a private message to Bishop Oct 25 2013, 1:15am
                    Yes, it is Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 29 2013, 12:29am
                        back on topic dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Nov 2 2013, 10:45am
                            X Marks the Spot Doug Adams Send a private message to Doug Adams Nov 14 2013, 5:39pm

 
 
 

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