Music GCSE AoS 3 - Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

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What genre is this piece?
Electronica/dance.
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What year was this piece released?
1999.
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Describe the instrumentation of this piece.
Piano, syntesiser - string, and bass, samples, and a drum machine.
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Describe the technology of this piece.
Panning, reverb, delay, and EQ.
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Why is this piece a good dance track?
Steady beat, electronic sounds, and short phrases.
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Describe the structure of this piece.
Intro-verse-chorus-verse-breakdown-chorus-verse.
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Describe the texture of this piece.
Texture is built up as individual tracks are added in one at a time (every 8 bars).After the breakdown, the texture becomes thinner. Mainly homophonic, but moments of monophonic.
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Describe the tempo.
98bpm.
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Describe the rhythm of this piece.
Syncopation used in the vocal, piano and synth parts. Rhythms are varied to create contrast between sections.
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Describe the harmony.
Diatonic. Made up of three simple chord progressions, each lasting 8 beats.
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Describe the tonality.
A minor (start). C major (second half of chorus). Ends in A minor (outro)=.
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Describe the chord sequence of the intro, and verse.
Amin Emin G D
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Describe the chords in the first half of the chorus.
C Amin C Amin C
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Describe the chords in the second half of the chorus.
F C F C
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Describe the melody.
Mainly provided by two samples, taken from a recording of a 1953 gospel choir. Simple and repetitive as a result of the looped melodies. String – synth countermelody.
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Describe the metre of this piece.
4/4
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1999.

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Comments

ellybeanzz

Why do you make my heart feel so bad? seriously. there was no need in killing my family so I'd give you 5 stars

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