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The theme
• Posted by: Joshua Luetkemeyer   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 10:09 p.m.
• IP Address: spider-tq052.proxy.aol.com
• In Response to: Re: Juju, may I ask you a question? (juju-bean)

I think the first 6 or 7 notes and the rhythm are what people find so similar. And I'd agree there, it just reminded me of Hook. But also, being a composer, I know that some or my pieces may mirror other pieces to some listeners, but to me, they are completely different.

Just a note to everybody on both "sides" of the issue: don't say that it's ridiculous, or stupid to say that it's a ripoff theme, or to say that it's not. Everybody hears music differently. Some people, like me, pick up more on the chords, voice leading, and unusual progressions more so than melody. I mean, my favorite score from the last year or so is Final Fantasy becuase of the extended tonalities (and some atonal stuff).

I PERSONALLY wish that Mr Williams had changed just a bit of the triplet rhythm of the theme. That is what makes me think of Hook (though I'm getting over that with more listens.

On a final note, the Love theme here, and the force theme (I think it's the force theme, C F G Ab Bb Ab C, C F G Ab C Ab FC Bb... etc) work REALLY well together with slight modifications. I look forward to possibly hearing them in counterpoint later on in the series.




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         The Ranter - Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 6:13 p.m.


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