A Study of Impressions of One Minor Music
This paper describes the study of impressions of Minor music. The experiment employed two groups of healthy people (one group has eight people and the other one has twenty-two) and one Minor music (“Requiem (Mozart)”) as participants and test piece, respectively. The experiment data are collected using Visual Analog Scale (VAS) measure and analyzed using box-and-whisker plot, univariate scatter plot and cluster analysis. All participants listen to the Minor music individually. To investigate their impression of the Minor music, they answer the questionnaire on VAS (7 questions: “Bright-Dark”, “Happy-Sad”, and so on) individually. The results obtained from the two groups of participants are similar; they show that subjective evaluation values based on the impression of the Minor music (“Sad”, “Dark”, and so on) have been obtained and visualized by the combination of box-and-whisker plot and univariate scatter plot. The study result shows that the questions based on similar impressions belong to the same cluster.
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