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AOS 3 WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD? MOBY. Who is MOBY?

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1 AOS 3 WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD? MOBY

2 Who is MOBY?

3 Born 1965 in New York Music influenced by whole range of styles- Blues/Classical/Gospel/Punk etc Vegan & Christian Use of sampling common in his music PLAY – the album of 1999 heavily influenced by dance styles

4 Musical facts -WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD? Song built around 2 vocal samples taken from a GOSPEL RECORDING of 1953 Key is A minor 2 chord sequences used Structure is Intro V1 Ch V2 Break Ch Outro Hip-hop Drum loop used Texture of the piece varies- instruments come in and drop out Steady tempo PIANO SUB BASS SYNTH STRINGS all play important role Reverb effect used in the recording

5 This track was released as a single in 1999 and has been used for various film trailers and adverts Several remixes have been made of it

6 This track uses 2 samples taken from a Gospel choir recording of 1953

7 Why is this track so popular? Even if you had never heard of MOBY before you started studying this a,lot of you will recognise his music. The album PLAY was praised widely WHAT MAKES IT POPULAR? Use of interesting samples Catchy chord sequence and melodies Easy to dance to Well structured

8 MOBY wanted his music to have a raw authentic sound so he deliberately left the background noise on the vocal samples untouched. Although his music relies on technology he aimed for a human element which he felt the background noise gave it

9 The style of this music is often referred to as ELECTRONICA This name was for music often in late 1990s which relied on sampling and sequencing and electronic instruments

10 The HARMONY or CHORDS There are 2 main chord patterns in this piece- all easy chords to play Why does my heart feel so bad? Am Am Em Em G G D D These open doors… C C Am Am Sus2 & sus 4 chords are used –here the middle note of the chord ( eg E in CEG) is replaced with either the 2 nd (D) or 4 th (F)


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