publication . Bachelor thesis . 2014

How Musical Instrumentation Affects Perceptual Identification of Musical Genres

Brene, Sofia; Thome, Carl;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: KTH, Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC)
  • Country: Sweden
A listening experiment was conducted to investigate which musical instruments are the most important for defining certain musical genres. 66 participants genre classified a series of audio samples, with the same songs recurring both with full instrumentation and partial instrumentation. The report used the collected genre classifications to clarify therelationship between certain musical genres and song instrumentation. A numericalanalysis of the classifications, in the context of genre traditions and conventions, show that certain traditions hold true, while others do not. The most and least defining instrumentation for each genre was determined and discussed E...
free text keywords: Computer and Information Sciences, Data- och informationsvetenskap
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