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bergland

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I'm currently working my way through some of the songs of Gustavo Santaolalla. These are Argentinian pieces with really nice opportunities for arpeggiated play on touchstyle instruments. I'm making really simplified transcriptions of the pieces for 12-string instruments (in classical tuning) using notation and Tablature. I'm primarily notating and Tabbing these songs for my own studio play, but what would be the copyright legalities involved in trying to share these simplified written notations on the forum?

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I bet those sound really great. Would like to hear 'em if you get around to recording.
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I bet those sound really great. Would like to hear 'em if you get around to recording.


Hi Tatsu:

I've been working my way through these Santaolalla pieces and have just recently figured out how to use GuitarPro 6 for constructing touchstyle Tablature.

http://www.tappistry.org/post/show_single_post?pid=1285924540&postcount=1

I wouldn't mind presenting Santaolalla's work as pieces of notation/Tablature so others could easily replicate them in their studios. But, I'm not quite sure what the copyright restrictions look like in regards to publishing notation/Tablature of another's work. Any ideas on this subject?

Don

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Glad you're using guitarpro.  I use "musescore" which is a notation one (free, quite good)   To answer your Q about copyright, if you're doing less than 10% of the song it might be okay as student but if you're doing more (entire song) then you can't without permission.

quote below from mpa;
"If you want to include copyrighted lyrics in a song sheet – arrange a copyrighted song for four baritones and kazoo – or make any special use of copyrighted music which the publisher cannot supply in regular published form, the magic word is . . ask. You must have the property owner’s permission to make any arrangements ..."

another quote from the mpa.
".. Making any arrangement is a duplication, and permission must be obtained from the copyright owner."

from the mpa (follow link for full article.)


Finally, the mpa isn't authoritative so here is a link to 
the law itself (section of arrangements covered under derivitive works[smile]


Thus as strictly defined we can't even write down one individual copy for our own personal private use.
But then again, the law says "obey the speed limit"
and "come to full stop at stop signs" .

I live in an area with the reality of Boston drivers!


Have you considered to contact the copyright owner?  If you are not profiting and just asking permission, they MIGHT lend it & it may be your best path forward.

I hope this answer helps as-intended.  I am not any legal expert.


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