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    Chord Progressions

    There were some light-hearted songs (think ukulele and raccoon coats) in the 20's that employed a simple structure where they used a bunch of secondary dominants, and repeated the same progression (not necessarily the same duration for each chord in some cases, but the same exact order) in the chorus (or bridge if AABA). =Bob=
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    Chord Progressions

    I agree. And more than that, lyrics don't have to be all that special or understandable. My roots indicate that an infectious beat, bass and rhythm seems to be all you really need. Heck, much of the lyrics of my musical roots didn't really make much sense. But we loved those songs. Bands like Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Mountain, Moody Blues, Spirit, etc. Great music! Write what you feel and to hell with any rules! =Bob=
  3. Oooh! Ooooh! Where do I send my money? I can't wait... How many titles do I get for my $1500? Oh, I don't care, just take the money and give me whatever you come up with. Oh joy! What a bargain... =Bob=
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    Seems Like Only Yesterday

    You can protect a song title with a Trademark. Kind of expensive though. https://www.expertlaw.com/library/intellectual-property-law/copyright-trademark-song-titles-lyrics Although an argument might be made that an extremely long title should be subject to copyright protection, it does not appear that the U.S. Copyright Office has ever found that a title of any length could be successfully registered for copyright protection. To the extent that a song title may be subject to copyright protection, it is necessary to look at the entire work, the title along with the song lyrics, as opposed to the title by itself. If a phrase is a readily recognizable by a lay observer as a portion of the copyrighted work, the test for copyright infringement may be satisfied even if only a small portion of the work is reproduced. (For example, "E.T. Phone Home"). And using titles from songs: In most cases, the portion of a song that an author will want to reference will be the most famous or recognizable portion of a song, strengthening the copyright holder's right to control the use of the lyrics and, if desired, to charge royalties. And as I mentioned before, it all gets decided in court unless (and usually) there is a private settlement. From what I have read, that's usually the case. Since it all boils down to money, the person who owns the copyright doesn't usually want the work in violation to be curtailed, they just want royalties and name recognition. =Bob=
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    Seems Like Only Yesterday

    I think it is logical without any further discovery. A long line used verbatim from a protected work is already a violation of a person's copying rights. Therefore, if it is the title of the song, it's already protected simply because it's a large enough portion of the actual lyric. So in reality, the title isn't being protected, the section of work is. =Bob=
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    Seems Like Only Yesterday

    According to the Copyright Office they say that some titles can be protected if they represent a substantial portion of the lyric itself. That would be songs like: I've Got Tears in My Ears From Lying on My Back in My Bed While I Cry Over You Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey Still, you have to go to court to prove it... =Bob=
  7. Digital Man - Rush https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/rush/digitalman.html =Bob=
  8. Really nice! Love the vocal. Lyrics could be better. Still a great track! =Bob=
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    Thoughts on Offensive Lyrics

    I once complained here about a lyric because of its content and it was rather quickly removed. I regret that now. If moderators remove things on their own, it's their right to do so. But I shouldn't have reported the post and will not do so in the future. =Bob=
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    Thoughts on Offensive Lyrics

    Besides, it's not like anyone actually pays any attention to lyrics... =Bob=
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    Thoughts on Offensive Lyrics

    I would rather have a free culture where we don't have to worry about people being offended. We try different things, we stretch and sometimes we can go too far for some people's sensibilities. I just pass on commenting the lyric. =Bob=
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    'P R O U D ' -BY- T H E I N T I M A T E S

    Found the track here: https://theintimatesmusic.com/track/1245900/p-r-o-u-d?feature_id=410180 =Bob=
  13. Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, the track has too much reverb/room effects and we're going to re-record this weekend. I've been saying that for about 3 weeks now Always appreciate the help! =Bob=
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    "My Little One"

    Enjoyed this tune. I'd like to hear a female vocal though. The low voice seemed kind of dark to me. =Bob=
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    For Nothing

    Nice sounding track. I found the bass solo to be a down point in the song. I like the piano part and think you should focus on that a little more. Guitar was nice but I think it could stand out more. Maybe more changes or a key change would help keep the track moving forward. It's a pleasant track, and I enjoyed the listen! =Bob=
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