#1
I have a question guys.

I am writing a song, and there is something I need to know about. It is very important.

If I used a rhythm figure that wasn't even played on a guitar, and is played a step down.

Here are the differences between the rhythms.


F-Zero (Video game) - Big Blue
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|9----9\7------7----7/9|
A|9----9\7------7----7/9|
E|7----7\5------5----5/7|


now here is my riff


e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|7----7\5------5----5/7|
A|7----7\5------5----5/7|
E|5----5\3------3----3/5|


Would this be considered copying? My version of the rhythm would fit well in my song, but if that is considered copying then I have a different backup riff anyway.

I won't have this song recorded any time soon, but once I can get a full band I will.
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#2
bump :/
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#3
that is the same riff, in a different key

if it is played at the exact same rhythm at the same speed, then yes it is probably copying.

but if it isn't the main focus of the song, it is probably fine.
#4
What else are you playing over that riff? Normally you wont have a whole song with just one riff...

Chances are the other parts of your song will be different. So its not copying, just "influenced."
#5
okay guys I will be fine then

that part is only in the intro, verses, and what the rhythm guitar plays during the solo.
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