Moby - gcse edexcel revision notes

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Moby- Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad


·         2 main vocal voices: 1 male and 1 female

·         Vocal editing used on both voices

·         Male: Taken from a 1950s gospel sample

o   Mainly syllabic with melisma used at the end of each phrase

o   Balanced phrasing

o   Small range G-D

o   Moves by 3rds up and down to create the melody

o   2nd line is created by moving the first phrase up a step and repeating the second with slight alterations

·         Female: “These open doors” – chorus voice

o   Falling pitch

o   Mellismatic

o   Balanced phrasing

o   High C to E – small range

o   Mainly step wise (conjunct) with a few 3rd jumps

o   Ornamented slightly

·         Counter melody – A4 where the synthesiser creates a countermelody- call and response style?

·         Completely diatonic

·         Lyrical lines contrast

·         Developed using technology and by layering or taking away other parts

·         Ideas are repeated throughout – looped


·         Longer note lengths in melody

·         Syncopation – piano chords

·         Straight rhythms – first piano section



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