Elements of Musical Masterpiece

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Millions of songs have been created that express an artists perspective with their lives. But very few are memorable and can consider to be a masterpiece. Anyone can create a song even myself but for a song to be a masterpiece it needs to have five elements: timeless, uniqueness, simplicity, technique, and immunity. A great example that I believe meets these elements is the song “Three little birds” by Bob Marley. Bob Marley is one of the greatest musicians of all time and I think the reason why is because of this song “Three little birds”. It meets all the elements: timeless, simplicity, technique, uniqueness, and immunity. The first element this song includes is timeless. The song was recorded in 1977 and released in 1980. Many songs were released since then and then were faded away but “Three little birds still manages to be alive. Every generation has heard of this song and is still being listened to future generations. The song doesn’t fade away out and doesn’t look to fade away anytime soon. The song is also simple based on the lyrics and melody. It brings a positive attitude with the first two lines: Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be all right. With the next few lines saying a bright sunny day and three birds singing melody. And the song will repeat these lines, and thats it. Its very simple the song just states to not worry, everything will okay, and enjoy the small things like the bird’s melodies. The melody is also simple because it repeats like the lyrics so it has a consistent pace. Now Three Little Birds’ technique is very signature. The song has Bob as the main singer and/or guitarist, another guitarist, a drummer, and three female singers. Very few songs have techniques like Bob Marley and the Wailers with the use of multiple guitarists and singers. Another element the song has is that it is very unique. Reggae was…...

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