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Are "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" the same song?

No. They are both simple melodies, but they're different. This is Twinkle - Twinkle Little Star: This is The Itsy Bitsy Spider:
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Common chord progression and melody used for "inspirational" style music?

The chord progression you're looking for is I–V–vi–IV. In particular, the YouTube example you gave starts on vi, so the progression is traditionally annotated vi-IV-I-V. (I would argue that it's ...
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Is Santiano's "Mädchen von Haithabu" intentionally very similar to Tha Mi Sgith?

The Santiago song and the Sweeney piece are based on the same original melody, but that's not "Tha Mi Sgith" which is very different. The Sweeney piece is titled "Star of the County Down" which would ...
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Common chord progression and melody used for "inspirational" style music?

These two progressions are different, although the second one is derivative of the first. As Ben mentioned, the first dm Bb F C, which is probably best interpreted as vi IV I V, which is a very ...
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Which thing describe the song more than melody?

What defines a song greatly depends on the song. Some songs, like most fiddle tunes, are best defined by the melody. In other cases, a particular harmony defines the song better. What defines the song ...
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Which thing describe the song more than melody?

Perhaps the groove of the song. For example, some songs are made entirely out of percussion like for example Rebounds by Yannis Xenakis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXw_phbUI2g There is no ...
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songs and compositions that have the same melody as the "At the old ball game" part of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

The end of this is a "perfect authentic cadence" which is considered the strongest ending cadence in classical music theory (V resolving to I, both in root position, melody ends on the tonic)...
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Most "monotone" music piece?

Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' (1978) has to be a contender. It does change over time, but so slowly you almost forget. It's an hour long… Complete piece, with score. ...
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Most "monotone" music piece?

In C by Terry Reilly surely counts; you can repeat "C" as many times as you like. Although it's not a single note, shoutout to the overture to Das Rheingold by Wagner. It's an E♭ major chord....
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Most "monotone" music piece?

I wouldn't be surprised to see a bunch more songs in the same vein/genre, but the first that came to mind was "Trans-Europe Express" by Kraftwerk. It's intentionally robotic and "...
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What songs share (variations of) the "As I Walked Down the Street" melody?

What strikes me as most distinctive here is not the melody, but the structure, with the second half of the line repeated three times in total, and then a refrain. And the song that reminds me of is &...
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Song similar to David Bowie - "Ashes to Ashes"

The track i was looking for is: "LCD Soundsystem - american dream". I found a screenshot on my old phone that i have made when i heard the track the first time on the radio :) ...
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What are the differences between the original versions and updated versions of *Guys Do It All The Time* & *Ten Thousand Angels* by Mindy McCready?

To my ear, it sounds like both songs on I'm Still Here were re-recorded using the same arrangements from Ten Thousand Angels. However, it's possible that, short of a complete re-recording, the backing ...
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