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  1. I've also known electric bass players who never change their strings and they weren't picky about the brand just that they were as old as the mountains themselves. I've also read where some tech changed someone's bass strings and got fired. In some forms of old country and bluegrass, stand up bass players will wear gloves on one or more hands to make sure the strings don't ring and they get just a rhythmic thump. Some bass players, because of their sweaty hands, wear gloves so the strings stay bright. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-bassists-wear-gloves =Bob=
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    Chord Progressions

    This song was pretty popular in 1965. Uses 2 chords that are not interesting at all. But the energy is there. The song is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's exhibit showcasing "The 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll". The Seeds performed "Pushin' Too Hard" during a 1968 episode of the television sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. Saxon revisited the song on his 2008 solo album The King of Garage Rock. [VIDEO] [/VIDEO]
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    Rhymes 8

    If there's just one thing that I could wish for It wouldn't be diamonds or pearls And though you and me might come to differ I'd be lost without you in my world And when I'm dying and ready to go With my last breath I'll whisper Take me up into that golden glow And then Win one for the Gipper Next Topic: Hope is Not a Plan =Bob=
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    Rhymes 8

    They stick out above my upper lip And make me look like a walrus They act like they’re a scrubber strip So with every bite I’m cautious They sometimes cause an awful itch Or tickle my nose and make me twitch I’d cut them but they’re hard as bricks ‘Cos mom dipped my Nose Hairs in the River Styx Next Topic: Howling Sky =Bob=
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    Rhymes 8

    The Moon you see As white as snow Is the back of me Where strong winds blow That fills the air With quaint perfume From derriere One sonic boom Next Topic: Thar She Blows =Bob=
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    Chord Progressions

    George Thorogood, "Who Do You Love?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tenSy-vzo =Bob=
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    Chord Progressions

    Not getting defensive at all... Just trying to add to the discussion. =Bob=
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    Chord Progressions

    Not every musician can make a living at playing or songwriting. Many of us writers/players don't choose to teach either. I do computer programming. It pays much better than most teaching does. But great teachers are as hard to come by as are great writers/performers. =Bob=
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    Chord Progressions

    And Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, and many more all taught. I had some great teachers in college. Just one of them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Bukvich =Bob=
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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=
  12. 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=