MOBY - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

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  • MOBY - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
    • Pitch and Melody
      • piano = acc to vocal sample
      • some elements are call and response between vocal sample and piano
    • Tempo
      • 98bpm throughout
    • Dynamics
      • begin in p and increase in relation to texture
    • Tonality
      • both vocal sample = A minor
        • sounds like 1st = A minor and 2nd = C major
    • Rhythm
      • "hip-hop" drum loop throughout - can be called backbeat
      • piano acc changes to syncopation in verse 1
    • Electronica
      • musical effects = reverb, delay, equalisation (EQ), panning
      • emotional responses
      • sampling and sequence electronic instruments
    • Texture
      • textual contrast
      • static chords (vocal sample+1 acc by synth pad - outro)
      • echo's and shouts = telephone voice, EQ
      • break - delay: effects on EQ, drum loop, tailinng reverd
    • Instrumentation
      • yamaha = reverb+delay
      • Roland drum machine = drum loops
      • roland juno = bass sounds
      • strings = synth pad
      • akai sampler = vocal sounds
    • Form and Structure
      • intro = cs1
      • verse 1 = cs1x4
      • chorus 1 = cs2+3
      • verse 2 = cs1x2
      • break = one bar
      • chorus 2 = cs2,3,3
      • outro = cs1
    • Harmony
      • based on chord sequences (cs)
      • 6 chords = limited harmonic range
      • cs1 = Am, Am, Em, Em, G, G, D, D
      • CS2 = C, C, Am, Am, C, C, Am, Am
      • cs3 = F, F, C, C, F, F, C, C
    • Time Signature
      • 4/4

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