Mudcat Café message #2231579 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107573   Message #2231579
Posted By: Jim Lad
08-Jan-08 - 07:07 PM
Thread Name: Stolen melodies/Bob Dylan
Subject: RE: Stolen melodies/Bob Dylan
    I make an exception for music because there are only a limited number of useful, melodic permutations of notes, beats to the bar and so on, with which to construct a tune.
There may have been a few new tunes over the last century but not as many as we may think.
That being said, if Joe Blow writes a new tune, it's not up for grabs.
Words however, are the thoughts and ideas of someone else. Can't touch that but of course we are clearly in agreement with the latter.