Why does my Heart feel so Bad? (Basic Analysis)

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Jessica Moby Madtshirts
Melody 2 vocal samples used from a 1953 gospel choir song, both in A minor:
`These open doors' & `why does my heart feel so bad?'
Simple melody that are looped.
Sample A: Male (Verse)
Sample B: Female (Chorus)
Accompaniment All the instruments comp the vocal samples
Chord Sequence 1: Verse `Why does by heart feel so bad?'
Bar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Am Am Em Em G G D D
Chord Sequence 2: Chorus `these open doors'
Bar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
C C Am Am C C Am Am
Chord Sequence 3: Chorus `these open doors'
Bar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F F C C F F C C
Dynamics The dynamics do not vary that much mostly f
Texture Contrasts in texture
Mainly Homophonic
Texture thins out after the breakdown bar (after 2nd verse) the piano
and drum loop drop out.
Structure Intro Verse 1 chorus verse 2 break chorus outro
Harmony Diatonic
Suspended chords (Sus2 and Sus4)
Instruments Technology used for these instruments:
Piano sound source
Synth bass sounds
String/synth pad sounds
Vocal samples
Drum loops
Synth strings
Synth pads
Rhythm Alters a lot through the composition lots of contrast.
Some parts are just straight chords on the piano and the others are
syncopation with the piano, vocals and synth strings.
Tonality A minor
Chorus sounds as if it's in C major (relative of A minor)
Speed 4/4 meter
98 bpm steady tempo
Why does my heart feel so bad?

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Composed by Moby in 1999. It is a club dance piece from Moby's album Play.
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