Is it just me?

Maddis

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#1
Or is the Smoking Pipes music they play on their videos remarkably similar to the Frazier theme song? Same key, same structure (admittedly a common blues structure with a quick 4), but very similar melody as well. I mean, it's not a Stairway to Heaven lawsuit, but I feel pretty excited about discovering this. And yeah, I need to get out. Who doesn't?

If you're not sure put em' on at the same time. Different tempos but it all blurs into a masala of PAD and 90's sitcom.

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Davide-Iafisco/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=379453

 

Teddy Jeavons

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#4
Or is the Smoking Pipes music they play on their videos remarkably similar to the Frazier theme song? Same key, same structure (admittedly a common blues structure with a quick 4), but very similar melody as well. I mean, it's not a Stairway to Heaven lawsuit, but I feel pretty excited about discovering this. And yeah, I need to get out. Who doesn't?

If you're not sure put em' on at the same time. Different tempos but it all blurs into a masala of PAD and 90's sitcom.

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Davide-Iafisco/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=379453

Oh man. As a heavy consumer of both Frasier re-runs and Smoking Pipes videos, I don't know how I never noticed this before.
I also never knew Gary Burton composed that theme.
 

Yosemite

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#6
hmmm.... I had to go listen... there is certainly a bit of commonality between them... I often kill the sound on videos that usually use DRM-free noise....stuff sometimes drives me nuts-I got so tired of youtube pulling my choices and trying to ram soulless dreck on me I even wrote some vile stuff on the quick with garage band for a couple of my videos....and I'm certainly no composer but at least it wasn't canned noise
 

Deus Ex Fumus

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#12
Jazz scales and modes tend to overlap a lot. You’ll hear a lot of familiar stuff when It comes to improvisational stuff.
So: “Hey, Jimmy, gimme some backdoor in C!” sets a specific chord progression they noodle around in. This means they’ll riff around C, Fm7, Bb7, C maj7. So maybe it’s just a similar arrangement? Someone who has a more in-depth knowledge of jazz maybe able to explain it better.
 

Maddis

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#14
Jazz scales and modes tend to overlap a lot. You’ll hear a lot of familiar stuff when It comes to improvisational stuff.
So: “Hey, Jimmy, gimme some backdoor in C!” sets a specific chord progression they noodle around in. This means they’ll riff around C, Fm7, Bb7, C maj7. So maybe it’s just a similar arrangement? Someone who has a more in-depth knowledge of jazz maybe able to explain it better.
I know what you mean, but this has some striking similarities. It may well be due to chance, or whoever wrote the SP theme had it in their head - all that stuff happens in the re/creation of music, just like language. But this one is striking. It's the melody and the chord voicings I think.