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3 Comments

  1. Brittany Collins
    April 9th, 2015 @ 11:03 am

    I didn’t know how to express my emotions through music, but now i can express myself and my emotions. I just need a little bit more help.

  2. Justin
    September 25th, 2015 @ 7:36 pm

    Hey this was great info is there another video following up talking about specific emotions and how to create them?

  3. Paco Machado
    May 16th, 2016 @ 6:27 pm

    This is great and thanks.

    Since emotions, creativity, feelings and expression in music is my passion, I want to share with you this study below about motion and emotions in percussion and drums. The basic emotions in the study are: Fear, anger, happy, tender and sad.

    Also I read most about emotion in music on vocal-tip pages. Prince was not happy with the vocal emotion done on the song “When 2 are in love” from his Black Album. Listen to the same version on the LoveSexy album. Maybe only trained ears can hear the difference, but normal folks may feel the difference more without thinking about it.

    Also listen to Louis Armstrong’s “What a wonderful world”. It is impossible to sing like that without smiling or feeling happy. Many guitarist’s sounds the same, like you say, because they don’t give attention to the emotion in their body while playing. If we are depressed and full of anxiety we will play depressed and anxiety songs great. But this limited emotional vocabulary may only be used in the blues genre and metal genre. I don’t think Gary Moore could sing “What a wonderful world” easy. He was so stuck to the depressed emotion.

    I live in Mexico now, and here many people think european music sounds depressive. The weather is an important factor.

    http://www.performancescience.org/ISPS2011/Proceedings/Rows/109Miura.pdf

    Saludos from Paco Machado