Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

A VERY detailed analysis of Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad by Moby covering all areas you will need to learn for the exam and more!

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  • Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
    • Context
      • Moby
      • 1999
      • Dance
      • From the Album 'Play'
    • Texture
      • Varies  due to the instruments dropping in and out
      • Reduced in the Outro
      • Static Chords used in Verse 2
    • Melody
      • Piano Accompniment
      • Call and Response
      • Vocal Melody, made up from a sample
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • Hip-Hop Drum Beat
      • Piano Accompniment
      • Syncopated Rhythms
      • 4/4
      • 98 bpm
      • Sustained Chords in the synth
    • Structure
      • Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Break, Chorus, Outro
      • 3 Chord Structures (See Harmony)
    • Instrumentation
      • Yamaha SPX990 Multi-effects unit
      • Roland TR909 drum machine
      • Emu Pfoformance piano sound module
      • Roland Juno 106
      • Yamaha SY22
      • Akai S3200 sampler
    • Music Tech
      • Sub-Bass - To make the club 'vibrate'
      • Delay
      • Reverb
      • Panning
      • Synth used
      • Recorded Samples, w/o background noise removed
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Chord Structure 1 -Am, Am, Em, Em, G, G, D, D
      • Chord Structure 2 - C, C, Am, Am C,C, Am, Am
      • Chord Structure 3 - F, F, C, C, F, F, C, C
      • Sus2 and Sus4 chords used
      • Am, but modulates to C


Samuel Richardson

A great looking mindmap with concise points here. I like the simplicity of the presentation and notes in this resource - you should definitely try to memorise these points. 

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