A Contextual Framework for Emotional Ana
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Most listeners of music show some emotional reaction, but this reaction is often hard to quantify. The analysis of the emotional content of music has been an outstanding goal of music information retrieval for some time. Many researchers have developed systems which classify music on a simple scale or using simple correlations between key structure. This is an attempt at formalizing the relationship of musical characteristics such as structure, timbre, tempo and lyric, with emotional responses. The framework presented in this paper describes four elements of the experience of emotion in music: Taxonomy, Content, Context and Response, and relates these elements to the analysis of emotion in music. An attempt at formalizing the relationship of musical characteristics with emotional responses.