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Does this happen to y’all too?

Hayden Dupree

Free Bird Player
Nov 11, 2019
5
48
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Texas
So the other day I wrote this awesome riff, then it turned into this awesome song. And I was so proud of this song and excited to show it to the other guys in my band. So I sit down with them and start playing it for them and I’m so excited to see if they like it and my singer is like “dude… that’s war pigs by Black Sabbath”. And I was like holy crap you’re right, I just rewrote war pigs and didn’t even realize it.
Do y’all ever write riffs/songs and don’t even realize you just totally ripped off another song you know??
 

Matt Wildman

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
564
20
Liberty IN
5
Ohh yeah I’ve done it before! It’s a terrible feeling when you thought you put so much time and effort into making it and then realizing it’s already been made
 

Matt Wildman

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
564
20
Liberty IN
5
Actually I wrote a song once that I thought was super cool, and after I wrote the guitar part of it I realized that it sounded almost exactly the same to the guitar in “I hate everything about you” by three days grace lol i was mad
 

Calvin Phillips

Music Theory Bragger
Nov 11, 2019
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There are a couple songs I’ve written that I had no idea was very close to another song. I also hear riffs from other bands in some of my own riffs. Sometimes the influences grow. But just cause it sounds the same, doesn’t mean it is.. I mean, look at the entire Hail to the King album. Sounds alot like other songs, but are completely different directions.
There is one song I wrote that I didn’t know sounded a lot like a crue song. Same notes, just slightly different riff. I have no intentions of changing it.
 
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Sebastian Cavallaro

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
15
0
It has happened to me too, very annoying considering how proud I felt writing it and then getting told it sounds exactly like some other song.
 

Israel Stefanello

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
82
7
Yeah i make this too with kashmir led zeppelin not the same way but sounds like,
I asked the solo guitarist and he stayed the same and he said friend is kashmir
 

Josh Wright

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
175
0
It happens quite often, sometimes it turns out i was playing the song basically just transposed and so it doesn’t sound the exact same, I only realize this when I go to lead that song lol. It happened to me where I basically made the chord progression to warmness on the soul but in dminor.
 

Nathan Register

One Stringer
Nov 11, 2019
10
0
I did this exact thing once I got really into triads and wrote Senses Fail in your absence. I didn’t even know until my brother told me, I was sad I thought i wrote something really cool.
 

Dan Shipway

Free Bird Player
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    About 2 years ago I wrote a really cool riff and it was note for note Beast and the Harlot
     
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