Universal patterns in sound amplitudes of songs and music genres

  title={Universal patterns in sound amplitudes of songs and music genres},
  author={Renio S. Mendes and Haroldo V. Ribeiro and F. C. M. Freire and A. A. Tateishi and Ervin Kaminski Lenzi},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={83 1 Pt 2},
We report a statistical analysis of more than eight thousand songs. Specifically, we investigated the probability distribution of the normalized sound amplitudes. Our findings suggest a universal form of distribution that agrees well with a one-parameter stretched Gaussian. We also argue that this parameter can give information on music complexity, and consequently it helps classify songs as well as music genres. Additionally, we present statistical evidence that correlation aspects of the… 

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