Emotional Response to Music

Author: Goins, Wayne E.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface
1. Introduction: Factors Related to Emotional Response
2. Methods of Measuring Aesthetic Response (Hevner’s Adjective Wheel; Continuous Response Digital Interface)
3. The Elusive Nature of Aesthetic Response (Describing Music and Emotions; Music and Aesthetics; Reliability and Assessment)
4. Pat Metheny: A Brief Biography
5. Metheny’s Gradual Progression Toward a Rhetorical Style (Vocal Evolution; Elements of Rhetoric; Parallel Approaches to Musical Treatment by Leonard Ratner and Pat Metheny; Selected Rhetorical Figures)
6. Preliminary Work Using Metheny’s Music (Pilot Studies)
7. The Effect of Moodstates on Listener Responses to Metheny’s Music (Stimuli; Stimulus Tapes; Data Collection; Procedure)
8. Results (Individual Analysis of Emotional Responses; Demographic Analysis; Reliability)
9. Interpreting the Effect of Metheny’s Music
10. Final Thoughts
Appendix; Bibliography; Indices – Album, Performer, Researcher