Another Experiment on Groove!

Andy Saroff (Computer Science, Dartmouth College) is evaluating several algorithms that measure the groove similarity of songs. For the purpose of this study, I have used the definition of groove posed by Petr Janata, Stefan Tomic, and Jason Haberman (2011):

The groove is that aspect of the music that induces a pleasant sense of wanting to move along with the music.

I have set up a web site for making pairwise comparisons of short (western-biased) musical examples. I would greatly appreciate any participation in this survey.

You can submit as many or as few comparisons as you like. You can complete portions of the survey in multiple sittings. The browser will remember where you left off (assuming you don’t delete your browser cookies).

The survey is located at the following website:

Feel free to forward the site to any of your students or colleagues. Thanks in advance for your help… If you want more info, visit the site or email him directly: