'Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad' Moby

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  • Created on: 27-04-15 17:52
Club Dance Music
Electronic music, Disco became popular in 1970s
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Club Dance Music Features
4/4 metre, Steady tempo, Electronic sounds, Strong beat emphasised by drums and bass, Short phrases and repetitive looped sections
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad Date
1999
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Samples
Taken from 1953 gospel recording, First sample male used for verses, Second sample female used for choruses, 'vintage' feel because he hasn't cleaned the surface noise
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Melody
Samples are looped to create the melody which is simple and repetative
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Structure
Based on a verse-chorus structure - Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Bar silence (breakdown), Chorus, Verse
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Texture
Built up as individual tracks are introduced, After breakdown texture is thinner, Contrasts provided by varying instrumentation, use of silence and sections with just static shords
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Metre
4/4
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Tempo
Crotchet = 98 bpm
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Rhythm
Drum loop made up of breakbeat from hip-hop track, Bass drum on beats 1 and 3, with accents on 2 and 4 from the snare drum, Syncopation
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Use of Technology
Synthesisers, Sampler, Drum machine.
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Effects
Panning, 'electronic ghostings' on male voice, Reverb, Delay, Echoes, EQ
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Harmony and Tonality
Diatonic, Made up of 3 repeated chord patterns, Am Em G D, C Am C Am and F C F C. Verses in dorian mode and chorus in C major
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Club Dance Music Features

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4/4 metre, Steady tempo, Electronic sounds, Strong beat emphasised by drums and bass, Short phrases and repetitive looped sections

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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad Date

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Melody

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