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`Why does my heart feel so bad' from
Style and period Club Dance music:
Extensive use of samples and loops
Links to the club scene
Real name: Richard Melville Hall
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Melody Vocal samples (male and female) for melody are from a
1953 recording of a gospel choir which include surface
noise from the original.
A melancholy mood is achieved through the use of falling
3rds, minor chords, and the words.
Dynamics In the outro there is a gradual fade out.
The dynamics are fairly normal throughout with a build up
towards the By1 section.
After the break the dynamics are quieter but build up
Tempo 98bpm No change in tempo
Rhythm Varying note length
There is syncopation in the piano par in Verse 4
Rhythms are strongly syncopated
There are backbeats (accents on weak beats- 2+ 4)
played by the snare drums.
Metre 4/4- No change
Them Description Features
Intro A1 Intro piano only
Verse 1 A2 Male singer
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A3 Percussion Sampled Hip-hop breakbeat and
A4 Bass and string synthesiser
A5 Syncopated piano chords
Chorus 1 Bx1 Female singer
By1 New chord sequence Added echo canons and shouts
Verse 2 A6 Male singer and second vocal line Q&A vocal line, Heavy EQ and Delay
A7 A6 repeated
Break One bar pause with fading echoes
Chorus 2 Bx2 Female singer, no piano or Reverb
By2 Piano and percussion return Echo Canons and shouts
By3 By2 repeated
Outro A8 Male singer, no piano or…read more
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Sampler Use of a filter to treat `answer' vocal
Drum machine sample.
Reverb Machine Use of drum machine and sequencer.
Echo is used on vocal sample ( A6)
Sub-bass- a type of bass which is felt
more than heard
EQ (boosting or lessening certain frequencies)
Digital Delay Uses two vocal samples, both from a
High-pass filter- removes lower frequencies(sounds 1950s gospel choir.
like listening to a sound on the telephone) Neither of the vocal tracks has been
`cleaned up' significantly.…read more