Does this tune sound familiar to you?

Does this tune sound familiar to you?

So I wrote this tune, played it at a few sessions, and I might record it with the band I’m in. But then somebody told me she had heard it before (but obviously she didn’t know it under the name I gave it). Of course she could be mistaken, and we all know how everybody else says that all these tunes sound the same, but I also know that stuff like this happens: you think you composed a tune yourself but then it turns out that you just heard it somewhere and you mistook memory for inspiration.

So now I want to know for sure. Does this tune resemble a tune you know? https://growfins.blog/2018/10/24/new-tune-sleepless-in-seattle/

Re: Does this tune sound familiar to you?

Could be one of those tunes which has elements of others. There’s an old American song which reminds me of an Irish/Scottish polka in the same way. Haven’t learned any Mazurkas yet, it does have an eerily familiar feel to it though, particularly the A Part. Nice tune!

Re: Does this tune sound familiar to you?

Maybe just a little like a major version of Anna’s Waltz, in the A part, perhaps? But I would say only reminiscent, not the same. Nice tune, for sure!

Re: Does this tune sound familiar to you?

Nice tune, Rolf - of a certain style, but it does not immediately remind me of one particular tune. I would say, however, that it is very definitely a *waltz*, not a mazurka.

Re: Does this tune sound familiar to you?

Yes, as a matter of fact, I immediately had a catchy tune in mind. Hit me, till I’m dead, but I can’t exactly tell, which one it is. I definitely "hear" violins, it could be a movie theme. From a TV series, maybe a family soap – so often heard, but very long ago. Or a part of a symphony theme. It is not the beginning of the melody, but a part from the middle …

Re: Does this tune sound familiar to you?

Hi CreadurMawnOrganig,

Interesting! I wrote it with a French mazurka in mind as I know it from the bal folk events in France and Belgium. Perhaps that’s a different type from the mazurkas you know (Irish? Welsh?)? What would be a typical example of a mazurka to you? Not that I’m overly bothered with what label to put on it, but I’m just curious.