Automatic estimation of harmonic tension by distributed representation of chords

  title={Automatic estimation of harmonic tension by distributed representation of chords},
  author={Ali Nikrang and David R. W. Sears and Gerhard Widmer},
The buildup and release of a sense of tension is one of the most essential aspects of the process of listening to music. A veridical computational model of perceived musical tension would be an important ingredient for many music informatics applications. The present paper presents a new approach to modelling harmonic tension based on a distributed representation of chords. The starting hypothesis is that harmonic tension as perceived by human listeners is related, among other things, to the… 
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