Three chords and the truth. ✎ By Wayne K. Spear

There are tens of thousands of pop songs, going back dozens of centuries. We will never run out of pop songs, because human creativity is infinite.

The ingredients of a pop song are melody, beat, and (in most cases) lyrics.

The major and minor scales contain seven notes. The English alphabet contains twenty-six letters. The alphabets of other languages are even smaller.

Most pop songs are built on a few chords and a motif (or hook) of less than six notes.

From a few simple ingredients, infinite possibilities. This is the case not only in music but in the arts generally.

If you have a little bit, you have more than what you will ever need, because the world of the human imagination is infinite.

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