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Experiencing groove induced by music: Consistency and phenomenology
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5366-1169
2006 (English)In: Music perception, ISSN 0730-7829, E-ISSN 1533-8312, Vol. 24, no 2, 201-208 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a quality of music that makes people tap their feet, rock their head, and get up and dance. The consistency of this experience among listeners was examined, in terms of differences in ratings across 64 music examples taken from commercially available recordings. Results show that ratings of groove, operationally defined as "wanting to move some part of the body in relation to some aspect of the sound pattern", exhibited considerable inter-individual consistency. Covariance patterns among the 14 rated words indicated four prominent factors, which could be labelled regular-irregular, groove, having swing, and flowing. Considering the wide range of music examples used, these factors are interpreted as reflecting psychological dimensions independent of musical genre and style.

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2006. Vol. 24, no 2, 201-208 p.
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movement, dance, music, groove, adjective raitings, preferences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-8796DOI: MP.2006.24.2.201OAI: diva2:148467
Available from: 2008-09-09 Created: 2008-09-09 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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