Music emotion recognition using chord progressions

Yong Hun Cho, Hyunki Lim, Dae Won Kim, In Kwon Lee

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Abstract

The chord progression is a fundamental building block in music which sketches the overall mood of a song. Many composers compose music by first deciding chord progressions as a structure and then adding melody and details. Despite its importance, it is rarely used as an emotional feature in music emotion recognition. Few previous works considered chords or intervals as features but the progression or transition of chords were ignored. In this work, we explore the effect of chord progressions in music emotion recognition. We collected music database and extracted features to form an emotion recognition model. The chord progression is then detected from each song, and its effectiveness is showed using cross-validation. The results show that chord progressions have influence in music emotion, especially valence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2588-2593
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018970
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 6
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 12

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period16/10/916/10/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Cho, Y. H., Lim, H., Kim, D. W., & Lee, I. K. (2017). Music emotion recognition using chord progressions. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 2588-2593). [7844628] (2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2016.7844628