Re: [Harp-L] plagarism

Hi Glenn,

this is surely a very delicate matter, specially since the blues
cultures differs from most musical cultures in the way it is learnt
and passed down. Mimicking others is a very important part of the
blues music. But I don't think that I need to tell you that!! ;-)

Anyway, it is very difficult to draw a line here. I have seen
harmonica players playing whole songs note for note, but they did it
as a kind of tribute to the master. And usually they make this also


On 6/29/07, Glenn Weiser <celticguitar1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I heard a well known harmonica player last weekend and found that this
person was taking solos note-for-note from Sonny Boy II and Little Walter
and inserting them into other songs without attribution, therefore passing
them off as original improvisations. I consider this musical plagarism,
probably commited to cover up a deficiency in improvising. Does anyone
agrees that this would constitute plagarism? It is almost certainly a
copyright violation. I don't want to name this person at this point.

-Glenn Weiser

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