Expression, perception, and induction of musical emotions: A review and a questionnaire study of everyday listening
2004 (English)In: JOURNAL OF NEW MUSIC RESEARCH, ISSN 0929-8215, Vol. 33, no 3, 216-237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article, we provide an up-to-date overview of theory and research concerning expression, perception, and induction of emotion in music. We also provide a critique of this research, noting that previous studies have tended to neglect the social context of music listening. The most likely reason for this neglect, we argue, is that that most research on musical emotion has, implicitly or explicitly, taken the perspective of the musician in understanding responses to music. In contrast, we argue that a promising avenue toward a better understanding of emotional responses to music involves diary and questionnaire studies of how ordinary listeners actually use music in everyday life contexts. Accordingly, we present findings from an exploratory questionnaire study featuring 141 music listeners (between 17 and 74 years of age) that offers some novel insights. The results provide preliminary estimates of the occurrence of various emotions in listening to music, as well as clues to how music is used by listeners in a number of different emotional ways in various life contexts. These results confirm that emotion is strongly related to most people’s primary motives for listening to music.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 33, no 3, 216-237 p.
music experience, emotion, everyday life, questionnaire
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-46552OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-46552DiVA: diva2:74459