An exploration of the effect of structural and acoustical features on perceived musical emotion

Scott Beveridge, Don Knox

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    Abstract

    During the creative process music composers draw on mechanisms in order to convey emotion to the listener. Within specific cultural contexts audiences have general agreement on the emotional connotations of these mechanisms. This type of auditory learning suggests a framework of musical features which categorizes music based on emotion. This study seeks to investigate the relationship between perceived emotion and musical features in the context of western popular music. A method of gathering participant responses to a corpus of music is presented based on a time continuous methodology. This measurement approach provides high resolution listener responses in terms of arousal and valence parameters.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Audio Mostly Conference
    PublisherACM, Inc.
    Pages93-98
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

    Keywords

    • music
    • audio analysis
    • classification
    • emotion

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    Beveridge, S., & Knox, D. (2009). An exploration of the effect of structural and acoustical features on perceived musical emotion. In Proceedings of the 4th Audio Mostly Conference (pp. 93-98). ACM, Inc..