"Not Too Late" by Norah Jones

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"Not Too Late" by Norah Jones

Structure

  • Simple
  • Strophic
  • Refrains
  • Instrumental sections
  • Short intro

Instrumentation

  • Simple - don't take focus off lyrics
  • Vocal - lead and some additional backing vocals e.g. "Sinkin Soon"
  • Acoustic guitar/Piano
  • Cello in "Wish I Could"
  • Marimba in "Not My Friend"
  • Vintage keyboards - hammond, wurlitzer in "Thinking About You"
  • Guitjo
  • Brass in "Sinkin Soon"

Melody

  • Blues notes
  • Stepwise movements
  • Descending melodies - sighing
  • Rising refrain in "Not My Friend" - contrary motion
  • Chromaticism in "Thinking About You" - "can't bear to go"

Tonality/Harmony

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