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Hi, again.

Here is another tune we came up with during the radio show. Early into it, I realized I was playing a familiar little run (phrase, snippet???) so I quickly shifted it away from the direction I was heading!
I am wondering, though ... if we were to make this into a real song, could we record it, or would we be at risk of "stealing it"? There's only one similar section, but is it enough that we can't use it? It's not even exactly the same ... except for a few seconds, anyway!

Funny thing about this. The tune I thought I was borrowing from is called Silent Sky, by Autumn's Child. It was recorded in 2003 on their CD "A New Awakening", then again in 2004 on their CD "Storytelling". However, I have discovered that it, the main melody in question, was also recorded much earlier, in 1989, by Betty Hensley as she played one of the remaining twelve flutes from the Thurlow Lieurance collection. She simply called it " a melody of the Sioux".

So ... ???? Is the main melody an old traditional tune that is not copyrighted? Can anyone record it and call it their own?

I have attached my tune, as well as a "mix" comparing all three ... in chronological order (Betty, Mark Holland- Autumn's Child, and Scott-n-Todd).

Todd's wife was recording us on video until her SD card got full! Todd put one tune up on YouTube. Notice my white MicroCube by my feet, with the radio station's Mic in front of it. I love that little amp!
It is a small radio station, in a very old building - very informal and cozy, on the Main street of a small local town.
10/08/2017: YouTube video link updated again.
Scott-n-Todd's Radio Jam Session

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