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Moby- Why does my heart feel so Bad?

Released from the album play in 1999
Most of the piece is made up of samples- Gospel Choir and a hip-hop drum beat
Synthesized strings, a sub bass and a keyboard
Two different vocal Samples from the gospel Choir in 1953- left…

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want to use in your recording. You can just use a computer. It doesn't actually record sound it just uses
the MIDI information. (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

Name three Instruments used in Moby's Why does my heart Feel so bad? - Hip-hop drum kit,
synthesized strings, a sub bass and…

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The sitar improvises around the Tambura and it is the combination of the two that give the
Usually tonic and dominant keys are used for the drone.

The Alap- The sitar introduces the notes from the raga- improving freely, there is no beat or
pulse. The only accompaniment…

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In the next section, the tabla comes in playing a steady rhythm. The Bansuri play an
improvised melody. It's faster than the alap. The gat is based on the rupak tala which has
7 beats
In the second gat the raga is a lot faster. The tabla plays a fast…

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The Baroque Period

Major and Minor Keys introduced to write tonal music
Modulating ( changing keys) to create a contrast in music
New structures introduced- binary, Ternary and Rondo
Dynamics suddenly change, terraced dynamics
The melodies are built up from small motifs- a lot of repetition
Harmonies are simple, made…

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The last section is about his resurrection.


The piece is in A major though it modulates to E major and B major. The piece sounds happy
and joyful because the piece is in a major key.
Its allegro- quick and lively.
The time signature is in 3/4.



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In what year was the "messiah" written? ­ 1741

Describe the dynamics used in the Baroque period. - Sudden Changes, Terraced dynamics

What is the Key signature and what does it modulate to? A Major and modulates to E
major and B major.

What are the three parts that make…

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Tonality and harmony
Atonal- no key
Hexachords- six notes from the 12 different semitones. The six semitones not used in the
hexachord are called the complement.

Rhythm, Tempo and Time signature
Rhythms are complex and varied and change quickly.
The time sig changes between 3/4, 2/4 and 4/4


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an emphasis on elegance and balance
short well-balanced melodies and clear-cut question and answer phrases
mainly simple diatonic harmony
mainly homophonic textures (melody plus accompaniment) but with some use of
counterpoint (where two or more melodic lines are combined)
use of contrasting moods

The symphony
The symphony was a very…

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It has the standard four movements and is scored for:
woodwind ­ flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons
brass ­ two horns
strings - 1st violins, 2nd violins, cellos and double basses
There are no trumpets or timpani (kettledrums).

Mozart - Symphony No. 40: movement 1
In the following…


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