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  • Welcome to another

  • I N T E R E S T I N G

  • episode of TwoSet Violin.

  • Today we will be reviewing...

  • That's very...

  • I N T E R E S T I N G ! ! !

  • A lot of people on the internet pointed out that certain

  • very famous and iconic soundtracks have been...

  • ..."inspired"...

  • ...almost copied,

  • so we thought we'd go through some of these claims.

  • Our ears should speak for itself.

  • But make sure to stick around to the end of this video,

  • because the whole reason we're doing this video

  • is our friend sent a clip that sounded

  • insanely like a very well-known classical piece

  • - that no one has talked about yet. - Oh...!

  • Make sure to stick around, and of course,

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  • Do it!

  • The first one is of course,

  • John Williams and Gustav Holst.

  • Holst composed The Planets,

  • and John Williams, Star Wars.

  • (both) Hmm...!

  • Star Wars and The Planets!

  • Isn't Star Wars about a lot of planets as well?

  • (both) Hmm!!!

  • Here's a part from the Star Wars soundtrack,

  • let's listen to it first.

  • I thought that was Holst.

  • Yeah!

  • - I can hear the similarity with Mars. - Similarity.

  • - The chords, right? - Yeah!

  • The chords and the uh...

  • ...augmented fourth interval.

  • Dude, that's so obvious.

  • - I haven't heard this, I'm just shocked at how close it is. - Yeah...

  • Okay, sorry 'cause I..we...I...yeah.

  • - 'Cause we already know this piece, we played it. - Yeah.

  • Let us listen to the Mars,

  • - and then we can all collectively decide. - Okay, okay, my ears are here now.

  • I N T E R E S T I N G ! ! !

  • Alright, so,

  • - already, the fluttering string... - Strings...

  • - With the tense...build up. - It sounds the same.

  • Just changed a few notes.

  • It's like the exact same chords,

  • - it's even the same key! - Dude, it's exactly the same!

  • It's the exact same key.

  • - They didn't even bother to change... - D flat, G!

  • The only difference was...

  • Star Wars added like a random chord before...

  • In-between the semiquavers.

  • That one.

  • Yeah.

  • - It just added the... - Dude, was it like...

  • Was that to dodge copyright?

  • YouTube algorithm!

  • Don't see us!

  • By the way guys, on that note,

  • this video's gonna get copystriked, so...

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  • That's ironic.

  • We're gonna get copystriked by the copiers.

  • Oh, we are!

  • "We...we copy strike on behalf of Holst."

  • Send the money to Holst!

  • Next one, again!

  • John Williams.

  • What's up?

  • - Alright, so that's the famous...theme. - Yeah, we all know that.

  • No way!

  • No way!

  • Korngold did it already!

  • - I had no—I didn't know this one! - I'm actually...I don't know this one either!

  • Ohh!!!

  • It reminds me of the time my friend copied

  • my assignment in uni!

  • God, I had to redo it!

  • Wow, that was legit!

  • - Yeah! - You think the Star Wars theme would

  • - at least be original. - Guys, if you're watching this [and]

  • you're new to classical music, check out Korngold,

  • - 'cause he's also known for cinematic writing music. - Yeah.

  • His violin concerto is amazing.

  • It just blew my mind, I did not know.

  • Korngold, copystrike him!

  • Well that was SACRILEGIOUS!

  • I wanna listen to it again,

  • I just wanna appreciate how similar it was.

  • Ahh...!

  • - The first two chords are exactly the same! - It...it's not even...

  • It's the same chord, the first two chords.

  • And then the timbre and the instrumentation is exactly the same.

  • And then...

  • He changed to...

  • (both) Yeah.

  • It took up to the...

  • - ...that bit, before him to add one different note. - Yeah.

  • - Okay, the second half, he... - Okay.

  • But dude, man, that's...

  • Real sus.

  • Don't get us wrong, like I mean Star Wars,

  • - okay, it's cool, whatever, but... - Yeah.

  • Woooo!!!

  • ...getting a bit close to home!

  • - You can take inspiration from different artists. - Yeah.

  • All artists are influenced by others.

  • Some people even say there's no such thing as

  • - "original thought", right? - Yeah.

  • - Taking someone's ideas and create it into your own. - Yeah.

  • And also, two people can come up

  • with the exact same ideas at the same time.

  • But where is that line?

  • 'Cause this is getting a bit close!

  • This is like note by note!

  • - Yeah let's keep going, what else is there? - Let's keep going.

  • - Can I just say, I prefer Korngold's version. - Me too.

  • Korngold's got a bit more uh, sweeter...

  • I mean, to be fair,

  • - John Williams' suits the galaxy battle more, but, - He does,

  • - Korngold's so beautiful...! - but...personal taste, it's just...

  • Ahh.

  • Anyway.

  • Oh no, there's more?

  • - Okay, this one, I don't think so. - Yeah, I don't...yeah.

  • - It doesn't sound that similar to me. - It doesn't sound that similar.

  • - It has a similar contour, and a similar vibe, - Yeah.

  • - but the chords were different, - Notes, yeah.

  • - and the texture was different. - Yeah, yeah.

  • I think the biggest difference is...

  • - And... - Yeah.

  • - I think it's...yeah. - It feels very different.

  • I think that's different.

  • Also, I want to say the last...

  • That.

  • - That kind of suspension, that's not in the Tchaikovsky. - Yeah, it's not.

  • Look, I mean, Mr. Williams knew not to go there.

  • You don't mess with Tchaikovsky.

  • Tchaikovsky will come after you.

  • Bro when I saw Tchaikovsky Violin I was like,

  • (both) No way!

  • That is SACRILEGIOUS!

  • Dune Sea...

  • - This sounds very familiar. - Yeah.

  • (both) Stravinsky...!

  • It is!

  • It is Stravinsky!

  • Of course!

  • Rite of Spring!

  • Yeah, that's why I was like,

  • - "It sounds almost like Stravinsky!" - It is, it does sound familiar, I'm like "This is..."

  • Yeah, and I was like, "Stravinsky!"

  • - For me, this one was less obnoxious than the first two. - Yeah.

  • But it's getting there, like...

  • - To me, this is like a 75% similarity, - Yeah.

  • - where the others were like 95. - Dude, look at Stravinsky's face,

  • he's like, "You copy me?"

  • - Right on that one. - I wanna listen to it again.

  • The...that kind of weird...

  • ...dissonant chord,

  • - is exactly the same as the Stravin... - The same.

  • Dude, that's exactly the same.

  • If he didn't copy,

  • I do think he probably was inspired from this.

  • - Oh, 100% inspired, like... - Yeah.

  • - Okay, okay, 99.9%. Like just in case. - 99.9. We don't know.

  • Maybe he just thought of...

  • Maybe he goes....

  • He's like, "Damn, that was so good.

  • No one could ever do that."

  • Think classical musicians are not there?

  • We are here!

  • Did they like, have to pay royalty fees?

  • Because Stravinsky and Korngold

  • - aren't in public domain yet. - It's not! They're not,

  • so it hasn't [been] hundred years yet.

  • Well, I'm not a lawyer.

  • - Yeah...yeah. - I'm just a musician sharing my thoughts.

  • The pieces you heard are almost the exact same,

  • listen again, they're both being played...

  • - Hang on, did they just...did he just layer it? - They just let us put them...

  • - Together. - Yeah.

  • You know, if you played that to me,

  • I would think it's Stravinsky, straight up.

  • As a classical musician,

  • it's...hands-down Stravinsky.

  • - That's crazy. - Dude, I'm conflicted right now.

  • Like I'm really confused.

  • Okay, another one.

  • Of course, the Jaws theme.

  • - Yeah. I feel like this one is... - I mean, yeah.

  • - You just feel like, "Ehh..." - ...passable.

  • - You're just taking a motif, and an idea. - Yeah, mm-hmm.

  • But you're not copying.

  • This is fine.

  • - Alright, so that's Mars, by Holst. - Yeah.

  • Yeah...

  • Okay, yeah, I mean...

  • This is similar, but...

  • - It's so short it's passable. - Yeah.

  • But that is a very recognisable motif though.

  • I know it was meant to be

  • film music versus classical music,

  • but it somehow ended up being primarily Star Wars...

  • - Yeah...! Whoopsies! - ...versus classical music.

  • But, on that note,

  • time for our bonus video.

  • Just happens to be from...

  • ...Star Wars.

  • But the animated series, the Clone Wars.

  • Are you ready for some

  • I N T E R E S T I N G ?

  • Are you alright?

  • Without Ahsoka's foresight,

  • I fear things would have gone quite differently.

  • Served you well, your visions have, young Padawan.

  • Thank you, Master Yoda.

  • But,

  • we still don't know who's really behind this.

  • Hmm.

  • Concentrate.

  • Remember.

  • What do you see?

  • I see...

  • ...shapes.

  • Large...

  • ...devouring.

  • The strings part.

  • I hear...

  • ...laughter.

  • Did you guys hear that?

  • - Yeah...yeah. - Conveniently the voiceover came on top.

  • But that music...

  • ...sounds like something we've played at the

  • Conservatory Orchestra together.

  • If you're a classical musician,

  • [you] probably would notice.

  • Epic symphony.

  • Yeah.

  • The thing that confused us so much was

  • the second half of that clip sounded so exactly similar,

  • that I thought,

  • "Maybe they just used the actual Rachmaninoff

  • in the soundtrack."

  • But nowhere on the internet do they say

  • they used Rachmaninoff 2 in the soundtrack.

  • And more suspicious, is before that...

  • The previous bit shares similar harmonies

  • - and textures, but it's clearly a different melody. - Yeah.

  • So it's almost as if

  • they were trying to compose something

  • that sounded like Rachmaninoff,

  • but they kind of just gave up

  • - and just copy and pasted. - It's like they kept the chords

  • and just inverted like the melody.

  • - Yeah. - Flipped it around a bit.

  • It's so small that no one really picked this up,