Chords and emotions

This zip archive contains the chord stimuli used in the study titled chords convey distinct emotional qualities to both naïve and expert listeners. (3.1 Mb)

There are 28 chords, divided into 14 unique chords performed with two timbres (strings and piano). The labelling of the audio files (mp3) is as follows:


Where Chordtype can be

C, Cm, C7, Cm7, Cmaj7, Caug, Cdim


Root, 1stInv, 2ndInv, 3rdInv

and Timbre

P or S (for Piano or Strings)