Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

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  • Created by: Vikki4
  • Created on: 05-04-14 17:33
Which album is it from and when was it released?
Play - 1999
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Chord sequence(s) in the verse
Am x 2, Em x 2, G x 2, D x 2
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Chord Sequence(s) in the chorus
C, Am, C, Am - F, C, F, C
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What is the frequency and purpose of the sub-bass?
Below 90 MHz and so that the beat is felt more than heard, adding to the dance club feel.
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From whom, when and what were the samples taken?
Gospel Choir - 1953 - Jesus Will Roll All Burdens Away
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What is the overall tonality and harmony of the song?
Dorian mode of A - entirely diatonic
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What is unique about the samples Moby took?
He didn't "clean them up" so there is still background noise as he liked the ambience of it.
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What is the texture like?
Layers up at beginning (- Solo Piano - Sample - Synthesiser (with countermelody) - Drum Loop), mainly homophonic, breakdown bar, thinner texture for a while after the breakdown bar - no drum loop
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What does EQ do and what is it's purpose?
It boosts/lessers different frequencies and helps to improve the quality of the sound.
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What is the purpose of the reverb?
To give the impression that the song was recorded in a large space - Reflecting sound off surfaces gives this impression
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How can you tell that the drum is not live?
It is very precise and they sound electronic.
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What style of music is this?
Dance music / electronica
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What technological technique can be heard in the breakdown bar?
Delay - from the reverb.
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What is the tempo of the song? (bpm and adjective)
98bpm - moderate
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Describe the piano chords at the start of the piece.
There is the chord played and then it is repeated in it's broken chord form.
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How long is each "phase"?
8 bars
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Am x 2, Em x 2, G x 2, D x 2

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What is the frequency and purpose of the sub-bass?

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From whom, when and what were the samples taken?

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