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"We'll Feel That in Post": Altering Emotional Perception With Different Piano Presentations In the Context of Lyrics

While much is known about how musical performers can communicate emotions through music, less research has been dedicated to determining if audio processing can affect the emotion of a musical work as it is perceived by the listener, particularly within the context of a narrative provided by sung lyrics. This paper presents a pilot experiment in which 8 participants were presented with two audio recordings of the same piano and vocal performance, with the piano presented with different timbral characteristics in each recording. Results demonstrate some limited correlation between change in timbre of the piano and change in perceived emotion by the listener.

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