Lucassen, T. (2006). Emotions of Musical Instruments. In Proceedings of the 4th Twente Student Conference on IT, pages 279-286. Enschede, The Netherlands.
This paper describes a research regarding emotions of musical instruments. The goal is to find out whether it is possible to alter a communicated emotion to a listener by using various musical instruments. These instruments are the piano, marimba, alt sax and cello. After performing an experiment clear differences are visible, especially on the emotions joy and sadness.