Can music be rated consistently using icon descriptors without verbal mediation? Sixty-eight participants rated six experimenter- and two self-selected pieces of music along 15 bipolar icon scales intended to portray emotions, and sensory experiences involving color, temperature, shape, speed, texture, and weight. Several replications were reported, including Mozart being blue, Brahms being soft and Bizet being takete (a jagged shape). Crossmodal associations with individual pieces were similar to those reported in previous studies, but self-selected liked and disliked musics did not evoke as many such associations, leading to the conclusion that crossmodal perception may be indicative of music character more so than it is of hedonic tone. The similarity of results in the present study and previous research suggests that icon scales may provide a convenient alternative to sensory scales in various modalities that are difficult to reproduce via current conventional computer interface technology.

How >:( is Bizet? Icon ratings of music

Murari, Maddalena;Rodà, Antonio
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Da Pos, Osvaldo;De Poli, Giovanni
2018

Abstract

Can music be rated consistently using icon descriptors without verbal mediation? Sixty-eight participants rated six experimenter- and two self-selected pieces of music along 15 bipolar icon scales intended to portray emotions, and sensory experiences involving color, temperature, shape, speed, texture, and weight. Several replications were reported, including Mozart being blue, Brahms being soft and Bizet being takete (a jagged shape). Crossmodal associations with individual pieces were similar to those reported in previous studies, but self-selected liked and disliked musics did not evoke as many such associations, leading to the conclusion that crossmodal perception may be indicative of music character more so than it is of hedonic tone. The similarity of results in the present study and previous research suggests that icon scales may provide a convenient alternative to sensory scales in various modalities that are difficult to reproduce via current conventional computer interface technology.
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