Effects of Musical Elements in Korean Traditional Music on Affective Responses

한국전통음악의 음악적 요소가 정서반응에 미치는 영향

  • 장인종 (전주대학교 문화콘텐츠 기술연구소)
  • Published : 2009.03.28


This essay researches which affective responses can be made from musical elements of Korean traditional music through adjective description about mood responses. It results that traditional mode which are classified into Pyoungjo and Gyemounjo hardly have any the affective responses, while major and minor mode, tempo, tone color, vertical and horizontal texture have some effects on particular affects. Meanwhile, newly composed Korean traditional music have more effects for as inducing affective responses rather than works as old Korean traditional music. As well as Western music, Korean traditional music induces different affective responses to each musical element. As such, this aspects can be adopted to different realms like background music, commercial music, music therapy and so on.


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