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Statistical analysis of chroma features in western music predicts human judgments of tonality

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dc.contributor.author Serrà Julià, Joan
dc.contributor.author Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia, 1975-
dc.contributor.author Herrera Boyer, Perfecto, 1964-
dc.contributor.author Serra, Xavier
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-27T09:11:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-27T09:11:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Serrà J, Gómez E, Herrera P, Serra X. Statistical analysis of chroma features in western music predicts human judgments of tonality. J New Music Res. 2008;37(4):299-309. DOI: 10.1080/09298210902894085
dc.identifier.issn 0929-8215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/34506
dc.description.abstract Motivated by evidence that image source statistics predict the response properties of several visual perception aspects, we provide an empirical analysis of the relation between chroma statistics and human judgments of tonality. To accomplish this, a statistical analysis method based on chroma feature covariance is proposed. It makes use of a large collection of western music to build a tonal profile. The obtained profile is compared to alternative tonal profiles proposed in the literature, either cognitively, perceptually, or theoretically inspired. The high degree of correlation we find between the covariance-based tonal profile proposed here and several ones proposed in the literature (reaching values higher than 0.9) is interpreted as evidence that human-derived profiles faithfully reflect the statistics of the musical input listeners have been exposed to. Furthermore, we show that very short time scales allow us to correctly predict these profiles, which brings us to discuss the role that local-scale implicit learning plays in building mental representations of tonality.
dc.description.sponsorship This research has been partially funded by the EU-IP project PHAROS6 (IST-2006-045035), the e-Content Plus project VARIAZIONI 7 (ECP-2005-CULT-038264) and the European FET project EmCAP 8 (FP6-IST-013123).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of New Music Research. 2008;37(4):299-309.
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Serrà J, Gómez E, Herrera P, Serra X. Statistical analysis of chroma features in western music predicts human judgments of tonality. J New Music Res. 2008;37(4):299-309. Journal of New Music Research is available online at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09298210902894085
dc.title Statistical analysis of chroma features in western music predicts human judgments of tonality
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09298210902894085
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP6/013123
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP6/045035
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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