#1
so i was messin around on guitar and i came up with what i think is a pretty cool sounding riff. HOWEVER, there is a huge problem.

it starts:

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--0----3-----5------
--0----3-----5------
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so what do you guys think? theres more to it, but I didn't even notice until now that the first three notes are the exact same (rhythm too) of smoke on the water. this is even worse, since its the most known riff there is....

do you think its okay? should I change the key so its different? should i trash it? comments please.
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#2
if that's the only thing and the rest of the riff is like totaly different, I think its ok, but I dunno
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#4
well, if the rest is different enough, its not really a problem.
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#5
Smoke On The Water

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#6
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Smoke On The Water


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#7
Lol

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#8
but the rest isnt that much. kinda a short riff. here it is:

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--/6--5---3------------
----------------5--5---
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too similar or do you think the rest makes it okay?


Edit: v okay, i laughed, but seriously what do you think?
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#10
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so i was messin around on guitar and i came up with what i think is a pretty cool sounding riff. HOWEVER, there is a huge problem.

it starts:

----------------------
----------------------
--0----3-----5------
--0----3-----5------
----------------------
----------------------

so what do you guys think? theres more to it, but I didn't even notice until now that the first three notes are the exact same (rhythm too) of smoke on the water. this is even worse, since its the most known riff there is....

do you think its okay? should I change the key so its different? should i trash it? comments please.


So what? You sat down and thought it sounded cool, right? You didn't mean to copy smoke on water, did you? I mean does it sound exactly like smoke on water?

You took this riff and made it your's, end of story. If it sounds good keep it, its yours.
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#11
You could play it four times, and on the second and fourth time play something different at the start, like:

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--3--5----/6--5---3---------0--3/7--5----/6--5---3---------|
|-0--3--5---------------5--5~--0--3/7--5---------------5--5~--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--3--5----/6--5---3---------0--3/10--10--8--7~-------------|
|-0--3--5---------------5--5~--0--3/10--10--8--7~-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Last edited by blue_strat at Oct 21, 2007,
#12
The way it sounds in my head, i think it is fine. If you only repeat the Smoke On the Water riff once, and just go ahead and play the rest of the song, it's just fine. If you play the first part of the riff real fast compared to the second half, then it is no problem... like 8th notes or 16th notes and the rest quarter notes or 8th notes... Sorta like that.

it shouldn't be a problem... trust me...
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Last edited by Prodigy999 at Oct 21, 2007,
#13
thanks to all of you guys. i appreciate your opinions. im just always so paranoid about plagiarism. but thanks.
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#14
not interesting enough to steal one of the best known riffs in existence, sorry
#15
except i didnt steal it.....it was unconsious......
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