Idea for guitar Riff taken from another song?

42JTR

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Probably just a coincidence but still I don't hear it.
 

Mark

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I don't even know which part of Major Minus you're referring to, which is never a good sign.
 

Spider-Man

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I saw this from listening to Yes/CSC on Youtube. It was the top rated comment.

"Sometimes when people write songs, they become subconsciously influenced by another artist/band and their song possesses similar chords, sounds or even melodies. It's not like they said OH LET'S RIP THEM OFF. Take it from someone who has been their before. It's physically impossible for us to not be influenced by the music around us"-hana617
 

Blakexy1125

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Apparently nowadays if coldplay uses The C chord and it was used in another song thats considered copying...

People literally just look for similarities between songs and go omg they stole!!!!!1111!!!1!1!!1
 

Lobabe

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just so you realize...there's 12 notes in all of music

and Coldplay typically only incorporates a few in each melody

coincidences are easy occurrences in music.

event the viva la vida ordeal...after the lawsuit other bands came forth and said they're songs sounded really similar to it as well...it's because it was a simple melody that's easy to come up with.
 

Coldplay770

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For those sayin I'm deaf, and there is no similarity, I think you are the ones who are deaf. The notes are pretty much identical. If you don't know what part of the song I'm talkin about, you really should re-read the first post. I'm not talking about the main guitar riff btw. The thing is, these notes are not common notes, in fact I'd never heard any song use them b4 "Beautiful", neither did I hear any other song feature these same notes, or similar ones after "beautiful" did, up untill Major Minus, where I knew right off I'd heard them b4.
 
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