AOS3 Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Moby - 1999

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  • Created on: 14-05-13 19:52

Metre, Rhythm and Tempo

Metre

4/4 simple quadruple

Rhythm

  • Unchanging drum loop with emphasised back beat
  • Syncopated

Tempo

98 BMp - moderately steady

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Dynamics, Accompaniment/Instrumentation and Textur

Dynamics

Similar dynamics throughout

Accompaniment/Instrumentation

  • No actual live music
  • Vocal samples
  • Drum machine for loops - Roland TR909
  • Various synths for piano, bass and string sounds

Texture

  • Homophonic
  • Almost polyphonic - overlap in vocal
  • Piano only intro
  • Breakdown features only vocal sample
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Harmony and Tonality, Melody and Form/Structure

Harmony and Tonality

3 chord progressions

  • A Dorian (2nd mode of 4 major)
  • Am - Em - G - D
  • C - Am - F - C

Melody

Samples - 2 taken from recording by gospal choir (male+female voice), second vocal features more sustained notes

Form/Structure

  • Verse- Chorus structure - Intro - Verse - Chorus - Verse 2 - Break - Chorus - Outro
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Use of Technology

Use of Technology

  • Samples left with background noise for effect
  • Extensive use of reverb and delay on vocal smaple - especially in break
  • All other sounds are computer generated
  • Echo, smaples, loops, EQ, ect.
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