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A piece of music that is almost identical to another is called?

It's called a Pastiche A pastiche is a style of music [or art] that imitates the style or character of a piece. Unlike a parody, it celebrates rather than mocks the original. Adverts and 'high ...
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Did John Williams not "orchestrate" the music for Harry Potter?

Typically a busy film composer like John Williams will write a condensed score, also known as a short score. This will have at least two or three systems and contain all the important musical ideas, ...
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Music in Dunkview "Knack" review on YouTube (from the game soundtrack?)

That's Junior Senior – Move Your Feet, originally released in 2002 in Denmark, and becoming a huge hit across the world the next year.
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Why is there a Star Trek reference in the Zelda symphony?

It's probably a joke by arranger Chad Seiter, who also worked on the music for the 2009 Star Trek movie. Jason Michael Paul and Nintendo proudly present "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the ...
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The haunting violin piece that is not on The Queen's Gambit soundtrack

I did some digging because it sounded familiar to me from when I used to play in a string quartet. It's Shostakovich's String Quartet No.3 in F Major, more specifically, the opening of the 4th ...
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Band or artist that has more songs appear on movie soundtrack

I think it's Jimi Hendrix. At least according to this website, 'All Along The Watchtower' holds the record in appearing in most movies. If you also count the other great songs of Jimi that were used ...
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Does this music from *Assassin's Creed* align with Renaissance music techniques?

I believe the tune in that extract is "Ezio's family" by Jesper Kyd, who composed the music for AC 1 and 2 I don't believe the structure or composition techniques of the extract have anything ...
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Identify the genre of this Borderlands soundtrack?

I asked Raison and he said the vocals were Tuvan Throat Singing:
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Identify the rock soundtrack on this Runscape video?

Found it by the way, its called Demilitarized Zone by Ethan Meixsell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P44UkFlTc8
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How are movie soundtacks so synchronized with the scenes from the movie?

I believe that soundtracks are usually written as the movie is made, with input from the director. I think that synchronization occurs though cutting the footage of the film to make it match the music ...
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Identify a rap song in the begining of a movie called Ink & Steel?

I contacted the producers and they informed me the song's title is Fear and Loathing In Long Island. They forwarded my inquiry to the artist and he sent me a link to the song at SoundCloud.com/...
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What are name and other examples for the type of break/tempo change near the end of "Be our guest"

Classically speaking, this is an ritardando, a gradual slowing of the tempo or more specifically, an allargando, which additionally implies an increasingly broader, more stately sound, followed by an ...
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Operatic vocals over modern beat from "Jacques Chirac: F Yeah!" You Tube video

I did a search for opera duets for two sopranos, and your song literally came up first! This is the Flower Duet from Lakmé. The "Flower Duet" is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes'...
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Why are Zap Mama's Iko Iko lyrics so different and what do they mean?

Zap Mama is known for their creative mix of African and European influences, and while they have no direct connection to New Orleans (as far as I know) they were likely drawn to this song because of ...
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Identify soundtrack from Visa Europe Slovakian ad?

Eventually found it, it is "Running not walking" by "Don & The Goodtimes". And awesome guess on the period from Angst, it's really from the 60's.
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Was the Jaws theme derived from the finale of Dvorak's 9th symphony?

John Williams would almost certainly have heard Dvorak's "New World" Symphony, but it's very unlikely he deliberately copied it. This rising semitone motif has been used in numerous other works. ...
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What are the rules of using a song for a movie or commercial?

You need a sync license [Music Synchronisation License]. You need permission from two different organisations - the one who administers the song rights & the one who has the recording rights. ...
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Song playing in Lift Me Up first dance scene

Lost Cause by Lexie Hofer is the song you are looking for.
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Identify classical soundtrack of a steam engine video

This is from a piece called Orpheus in the Underworld, from Jacques Offenbach, you are looking for the "Can-can" part.
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Genre of Diablo 1's OST and music of a similar kind?

In short, his music is "Classical Instrumental". It can also be categorized as "Classical Video game Soundtracks". Overall, you would probably be best suited to checking out the Classical Genre. ...
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A piece of music that is almost identical to another is called?

The term for a piece of music that imitates a specific other piece of music is a soundalike. They are generally disliked in the industry because they are considered a cheap attempt to profit off an ...
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Instrumental waltz music used in old "Popeye" cartoon (unknown music from 30's or earlier)

George Melachrino - The Champagne Waltz in a bad quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA-Z6aZLQ9g There is a good version in i.e. Spotify. Anyway... this is the song.
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How can I find out in which movies/games a musical work was featured?

For movies and series, the site http://www.tunefind.com/ can be used. For example, you can see that Journey’s Don't Stop Believin' was featured in S6E21 of The Sopranos, in several episodes of Glee, ...
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What is the difference between R&B and Hip Hop, and what are some (most famous) examples of these and areas of overlap?

R&B (Rhythm & Blues) is the generic name used in the United States for black-oriented music on the record charts. The same term has been used continuously since the 1940's so it has ...
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Identify the soundtrack of "What I Like About You" S04E06

After a quick search, I found it is Love Grabs You by Avner. The lyrics match what you said.
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What is the background music of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar but not The Devil's Gallop?

I contacted the BBC Enquiries Team directly and I got the following answer: We did manage to find the track, but unfortunately it is library music and has no information about the composer. The ...
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What song is playing at the end of this Family Guy segment?

It was Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird.
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