Elicitation of Emotions through Music: The Influence of Note Value

  • Alicia Fernández-Sotos
  • Antonio Fernández-Caballero
  • José Miguel Latorre
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9107)


This article is based on the assumption of the power of music to change the listener’s mood. The proposal studies the participants’ changes in emotional states through listening different auditions. This way it is possible to answer to the question if music is able to induce positive and negative emotions in the listener. The present research focuses on the musical parameter of note value through its four basic components of the parameter note value, namely, beat, rhythm, harmonic rhythm and rhythmic accompaniment to detect the individual preferences of the listeners. The initial results prove that the influence of beat in music for eliciting emotions is dependent of the personality of each participant in terms of neuroticism and extraversion.


Emotion regulation Music Note value Beat Rhythm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alicia Fernández-Sotos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antonio Fernández-Caballero
    • 3
  • José Miguel Latorre
    • 4
  1. 1.Facultad de Educación de AlbaceteUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain
  2. 2.Conservatorio Profesional de Música Maestro Gómez VillaCiezaSpain
  3. 3.Instituto de Investigación en Informática de AlbaceteUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain
  4. 4.Instituto de Investigación en Discapacidades NeurológicasUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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