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Old 12-27-2008, 07:01 AM #1
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Default Satriani Vs. Coldplay

Joe Satriani accuses Coldplay of plagiarism. Their Viva la Vida song has the same melody tempo and key of Satriani's song If I Could Fly.

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdail...da-plagiarism/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xNQZ...e=channel_page

I love Satriani and I think Viva La Vida is just a flavor of the week. No offense if you like Coldplay.

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Default Re: Satriani Vs. Coldplay

I think that yeah, they did copy it a bit, but they still made soemthing new out of it.

I think they should at least give satriani some cash for it, although hes gained a lot of publicity from it
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Joe Satriani = win

coldplay = fail > :
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coldplay= famous
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Default Re: Satriani Vs. Coldplay

Even though I havent listented to Satriani and his Ibanez (IIRC) in a while, I can still pick his sound out of a crowd. Unique, like hearing an Eddie, or Steve Vai solo, the newer gen. has to latch onto some true tallent.

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They can copy him, but they will not sound like him.

As stated before, Satriani its pretty unique... he's a... Super Colossal!

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satriani is one of my favorite musicians actually. im a huge fan of guitar virtuoso/shredder style music
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WHAT? you seriously never heard of joe? his song "summer song" has been used in numerous coke commercials...

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Default Re: Satriani Vs. Coldplay

I'm a big fan of Satch but I think he's being a big baby. Sure the melody sounds the same, but it's only 3 notes of it. Both songs are in the ubiquitous 4/4 time; and the chord progression is simple enough that it's very likely that several artists may use it. There are more artists than Coldplay who have used that melody over that chord progression.
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I hate Coldplay.
I haven't heard of Satriani until right now.

Coldplay=fail

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It's really been overinflated. Sure, it sounds similar, but both songs are completely different... As jerry said, it's only 3 notes. That shouldn't be enough to freak out over.

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Coldplay collectively wishes they were 1/10th of the musicians that Joe Satriani is. Also, it's more than 3 notes, it's an entire phrase consisting of both melody and harmonies. The entire structure of the respective portions of the songs are the same.

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