Copyright question

Hi guys,
I’ve just been experimenting with putting up on youtube lessons teaching songs and making sense of theory. I have been using the hooks off Hooktheory.
I’m keen to know if this is going to be a problem regarding copyright or will the same fair use which covers hooktheory will apply

An example is here.

Thanks for your thoughts,

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Hey @DrCav, this is absolutely awesome! I love the use of the hook to aid in the guitar instruction. Looking forward to more of these. Also, thank you for including the link to the TheoryTab page in the YouTube notes.

Hey @chris
Thanks for the encouragement man.
You guys are rock stars. Hook theory is the best.
In lessons last night I had students writing their own hooks. And recording them.
Also playing Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.
By ear and then using the hook.
That song is awesome how it tells you in the lyrics the chord changes.
Thanks for all your hard work.

@DrCav Love the video! I’ll be checking out the rest of your channel for sure. I’m happy about the response from @chris.

One thing to be aware of, is by including the audio from the song, YouTube’s contentID system can automatically flag your video.

Your video is (to me) clearly fair-use, but we live in strange times where even singing a cover… even saying the title of a very popular song can get you a copyright claim.

Best of luck and keep up the awesome work!

Thanks heaps Kaster.
Love to hear any ideas for putting good content out there.
Keep at it.