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Groove Loops: A Collection of Repeating Multi-Instrumental Patterns


Janata, Petr (2019), Groove Loops: A Collection of Repeating Multi-Instrumental Patterns, Dryad, Dataset,


This dataset contains 456 musical stimuli used in the series of studies reported in:

Janata, P., Peterson, J., Ngan, C., Keum, B., Whiteside, H., & Ran, S. (2018). Psychological and Musical Factors Underlying Engagement with Unfamiliar Music. Music Perception, 36(2), 175-200. doi:10.1525/mp.2018.36.2.175

Usage Notes

A single file is available for download titled, ""

The unzipped directory contains two text files:

grvloops_stimuli_README.txt – provides brief descriptions of the information contained in the columns of the data table contained in grvloops_merged_stiminfo.csv

grvloops_merged_stiminfo.csv – a table containing information about each of the stimuli, including average ratings and stimulus property analyses, as well as their locations within the stimulus directory tree.

The audio files are contained within the audio/groove/ directory tree

The suffixes v1, v2, and v3, refer to Experiments 1,  2, and 3, respectively, as reported in the paper.