Bleckblås eller träblås: En studie i emotionellt uttryck
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
Brass or woodwind : A study in emotional expression (English)
This is a study where I examine and compare the perceived emotional expression of brass instruments and reed instruments to investigate whether one group have an inherent tendency to better express a certain emotion than the other group. Based on scientifically proven methods, I have composed two musical pieces, where one of them represents the emotion of happiness and the other one represents the emotion of sadness. I have then written 5 arrangements per musical piece, where one of them consists of piano, two consists of solo instruments from each instrument group accompanied by piano, and two consists of a trio from each instrument group. This makes a total of 10 arrangements. These arrangements serve as audio examples in a web survey where I compare the two instrument groups based on how the audience perceive their emotional expression. A total of 36 people participated in the survey.
Regarding the emotion of happiness, 71 % of the participants felt that trumpet and piano was the solo instrument version that best expressed happiness while 18 % chose oboe and piano. 44 % chose the brass trio as the happiest version while 36 % felt that the reed trio best expressed happiness. When it came to the emotion of sadness, 19 % of the participants chose trumpet and piano as the saddest solo instrument version, while 72 % felt that oboe and piano sounded the saddest. 25 % chose the brass trio as the saddest version while 67 % chose the reed trio.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 15 p.
Music and emotion, Emotions, Brass Instruments, Woodwind instruments, Trumpet, Oboe, Piano, Composition, Arrangement, Listening test, Listening to Instruments
Musik och känsla, Känslor, Bleckblås, Träblås, Trumpet, Oboe, Piano, Komposition, Arrangemang, Lyssningstest, Instrumentlyssning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53021DiVA: diva2:933433
Subject / course
Music Production Programme, 180 credits
Holgersson, Hans-Erik, Senior lecturerHallgren, Karin, Associate professor
Johansson, Karin, Visiting professor