Charles Duan on Blurred Lines and Patterns in Music

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In light of the lawsuit between Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. vs. Marvin Gaye regarding whether “Blurred Lines” infringes the copyrights to “Got to Give It Up,” Meredith Whipple interviews Charles Duan as he takes us through music history to demonstrate common patterns in songs, why these exist, and how that’s a good thing for music. 

 

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Here are the YouTube videos used in this podcast:

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell: https://youtu.be/yyDUC1LUXSU

Got To Give lt Up - Marvin Gaye: https://youtu.be/Ayyy-03ITDg

Smetana - Die Moldau (Karajan): https://youtu.be/gTKsHwqaIr4

Babemalà - Fuggi, fuggi, fuggi.: https://youtu.be/cL0KIozy4mw

Jussi Björling - Ack Värmeland du sköna: https://youtu.be/kXPPMYyJl-g

Hatikvah - National Israeli Anthem: https://youtu.be/eR-xRwPvU6I

KOČKA LEZE DÍROU, PES OKNEM: https://youtu.be/RynBixeMjZ4

Mozart: Dodici variazioni per pianoforte su "Ah, vous dirais-je, Maman”: https://youtu.be/xyhxeo6zLAM (Minor: 6:53, Theme: 0:20)

Axis of Awesome - 4 Four Chord Song (with song titles): https://youtu.be/5pidokakU4I

The Office Theme Song: https://youtu.be/b9GilKnpiv0

Jaws Theme Song: https://youtu.be/A9QTSyLwd4w

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From The New World" / Karajan · Vienna Philarmonic: https://youtu.be/WuqyfEyNXQo

Beatles-Let it be [Live,Lyrics]: https://youtu.be/cKolD582AVI

FRIENDS - Theme Song (Intro): https://youtu.be/Niu9Zmrx0p8

The "millennial whoop" is taking over pop music: https://youtu.be/MN23lFKfpck

The Tarzan Yell: https://youtu.be/1fQ631n5oGI

Morris Day and The Time - Jungle Love (HQ): https://youtu.be/N2FPQvwhSDY

Beethoven, Symphony no.9, 2nd movement - Scherzo, Molto vivace, Presto: https://youtu.be/iwIvS4yIThU

New World Symphony - 3rd Movement: https://youtu.be/GAMuwigF4oE

Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love (HD): https://youtu.be/zt51rITH3EA

Blue Moon (Frank Sinatra - with Lyrics): https://youtu.be/6vr0amOKCHo

THE BLUES GROOVE - Makin' It: https://youtu.be/gEnuMXKHteY

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