The effects of tempo and familiarity on children's affective interpretation of music.

Abstract

When and how does one learn to associate emotion with music? This study attempted to address this issue by examining whether preschool children use tempo as a cue in determining whether a song is happy or sad. Instrumental versions of children's songs were played at different tempos to adults and children ages 3 to 5 years. Familiar and unfamiliar songs… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0022573

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