The Role of Emotion in Musical Improvisation: An Analysis of Structural Features

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Malinda J McPherson; Monica Lopez-Gonzalez; Summer K Rankin; Charles J Limb;

One of the primary functions of music is to convey emotion, yet how music accomplishes this task remains unclear. For example, simple correlations between mode (major vs. minor) and emotion (happy vs. sad) do not adequately explain the enormous range, subtlety or comple... View more
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