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joesacco says

Ahh I think maybe I found the link you were talking about ?!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4642323828862705956

And yes that would be me lol .. A few years ago …

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joesacco says

And I’d like your guys opinion on my track… Because I think it was unfairly rejected … The only similarities I hear in these two songs are the fact that they both use a piano… Actually listening to it now I don’t even hear a similarity in the chord progression.. Do you??

Motivational Piano Tune

http://soundcloud.com/joesacco/motivational-piano-tune-audio

Adele – Someone Like You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0
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ThatBeat says

Hi Joe, I must agree with you. It’s the same chord progression and there is a piano. But I would never say it’s the same tune. All that I could say is that the song is a sound-alike. And Audiojungle has a plenty of sound-alikes….

I can suggest you to improve the song with some new arrangements. You know whistle, clapping, ukelele,...sorry just joking :D But maybe using different chord inversions, adding new instruments,...

And a couple of funny videos about similar chord progressions: Keep up the great work you’re doing here, man!

David

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joesacco says

Thanks David! I will check out those videos you mentioned. You’re right though the world desperately needs some more clapping, whistling, ukelele songs right now!!

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MD9 says

Haha, uh oh. I have a song in the queue with the exact same progression (I mean, C, G/B, Em, F, that’s what you got in your Motivational Piano Tune). And I was already worried it might sound too similar to something but I’m not sure what. But as Rosier pointed out there are many was to make a song unique besides chord progression and my song is very different from yours. In fact it is a ukulele, whistling, clapping song! No joke. Except the whistling is a Toy Piano and the clapping is snapping… I figured I gotta give it a shot if that’s what the people want, I don’t care. I can do all sorts of crazy genres but I’d like to make some money. Sorry, getting side tracked…

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joesacco says

That’s exactly it. Either make what you like or make what sells. Or make yourself like what sells! Good luck with the track.

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