#1
I recorded this, and I'm gonna put a vocalist on it. I'm kinda worried that it sounds too much like Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love," and I was influenced by it, I'll admit. As far as the vocals go, I'm going to put a female vocalist on it, but the vocal melodies I'm writing aren't really anything like the original so should that be enough? I also include an organ around 1:00

Here's my track (no vocals):

https://soundcloud.com/mattmontoya/track-preview-instrumental

Here's Jefferson Airplane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUbMWtUyIIE
#2
Nah. It sounds similar, but just make sure you don't steal their melody. Yours actually reminds me more of The Doors.

If you need more peace of mind, break down both track's chord progressions into roman numerals and see if they match. I'd be willing to bet there's a difference somewhere.

Otherwise, I think you need chord progression AND melody to match up for it to be considered plagiarism. Otherwise everyone using a I-IV-V progression (a whole shit-ton of artists) would be sued every year.

Cool track btw
#4
Quote by mjones1992
Nah. It sounds similar, but just make sure you don't steal their melody. Yours actually reminds me more of The Doors.

If you need more peace of mind, break down both track's chord progressions into roman numerals and see if they match. I'd be willing to bet there's a difference somewhere.

Otherwise, I think you need chord progression AND melody to match up for it to be considered plagiarism. Otherwise everyone using a I-IV-V progression (a whole shit-ton of artists) would be sued every year.

Cool track btw
Thanks, that's what I was thinking too. And from harmonic analysis, they aren't the same, but some similarities (ex. Natural minor VII, various "dorian" harmonies, etc.).
#5
It's similar but I think you're fine. lol
Nice track, I want to hear it with vocals now.