The Minor Fall, the Major Lift: Inferring Emotional Valence of Musical Chords through Lyrics

26 Jun 2017Artemy KolchinskyNakul DhandeKengjeun ParkYong-Yeol Ahn

We investigate the association between musical chords and lyrics by analyzing a large dataset of user-contributed guitar tablatures. Motivated by the idea that the emotional content of chords is reflected in the words used in corresponding lyrics, we analyze associations between lyrics and chord categories... (read more)

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