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Miles Davis - 'All Blues'

1959

Tonality:    G Major     MODAL      Mixolydian Mode

Harmony:   12 Bar Blues       Extended, Altered, Chromatic and Substitute Chords

Instruments:     Frontline - Trumpet    Alto Sax      Tenor Sax

                       Rhythm Section - Piano     Bass      Drums

Texture:       HOMOphonic

Melody:       Based on Blues scale  Pitch bending, Repetition, Decoration, Improv, Chromatic

Dynamics:    Range                                     Rhythm:   6/4     Swing Rhythm    Syncopation

Tempo:       Jazz Waltz - MODERATO

Structure:    Intro - Intro RIFF - Head 1 - Head 2 - RIFF - TRUMPET - RIFF - ALTO - RIFF -

                  TENOR - RIFF - PIANO - RIFF - Head 3 - RIFF - Head 4 - RIFF - CODA - Fade Out

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Moby - 'Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?'

1999

Tonality:      1st Sec:    A Minor      2nd Sec:    C Major       MODALITY

Harmony:     1st Sec:    A Minor - E Minor - G Major - D Major           + Sus2 and Sus4

                   Chorus:    C Major - A Minor - F Major - C Major

Instruments: No 'Real' Instruments

Tecture:       HOMOphonic                               Technology:   SAMPLES    (Gospel Choir)

Melody:        2 Simple repeated phrases                              Reverb + Delay

Dynamics:     Quiet when drums drop out                             Piano Sound module

Tempo:        MODERATE                                                   PAD Sounds

Structure:     2 Chord sequences   Piano Intro  AB             (Yamaha, Rowland, Akai, Juno 106)

Rhythm:       4/4   repeated drum loops  syncopation

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Jeff Buckley - 'Grace'

1994     USA

Tonality:   Major -> Modal    D Major             Verse - MODAL   Pre Chorus - E Minor

Harmony:  Link = Fm Gm Em A/D G5/D        Pre Chorus = Em F#dim G6 A6 Bm

                Verse = Em Em/Eb5 Em/F5         POWER chords  Pedal Note   dissonance

Instruments:  Drums    Bass    Guitar (Electric + Acoustic)   Vocals   

                  Flanger - Scoops/Slides - Trill - REVERB DELAY - Telephone EQ

Texture:      HOMOphonic - melody      POLYphonic - counterpoint

Melody:      4 Main riffs       Pitch Raise      Mellismatic/ Syllabic     Glissando     DIATONIC

Dynamics:   Guitar whisper  Builds up

Tempo:       12/8   64 dotted crotchet bpm

Structure:     Intro - V1 - PreChor - Chor - Link - V2 - PreChor - Chor - Middle8 - Link - V3 - Outro

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