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Modeling the tendency for music to induce movement in humans: First correlations with low-level audio descriptors across music genres
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5366-1169
INESC Porto, Portugal.
Stockholm Brain Institute, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. (Department of Women's and Children's Health)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, ISSN 0096-1523, E-ISSN 1939-1277, Vol. 37, no 5, 1578-1594 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Groove is often described as the experience of music that makes people tap their feet and want to dance. A high degree of consistency in ratings of groove across listeners indicates that physical properties of the sound signal contribute to groove [Madison (2006) Music Perception, 24, 201-208]. Here, correlations were assessed between listener's ratings and a number of quantitative descriptors of rhythmic properties for one hundred music examples from five distinct traditional music genres. Groove was related to several different rhythmic properties, some of which were genre-specific and some of which were general across genres. Two descriptors corresponding to the density of events between beats and the salience of the beat, respectively, were strongly correlated with groove across domains. In contrast, systematic deviations from strict positions on the metrical grid, so-called microtiming, did not play any significant role. The results are discussed from a functional perspective of rhythmic music to enable and facilitate entrainment and precise synchronisation among individuals.

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American Psychological Association , 2011. Vol. 37, no 5, 1578-1594 p.
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music groove, adjective ratings, audio analysis, coordination, computational modelling, evolution, dance, groove, movement, music, preferences, entrainment, synchronisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46603DOI: 10.1037/a0024323OAI: diva2:439330
Available from: 2011-09-07 Created: 2011-09-07 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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