The part where we discover what separates Norwegian and Finnish metal.

Norwegian band Immortal — By Andreas — Flickr: #160 — Immortal, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16070506

Welcome back! In Part 1 you learned how to get audio features, metadata, and preview Mp3s from Spotify playlists using GSA. In Part 2 I showed you how you could use GSA as part of a larger data collection.

In Part 3 you will learn how to use GSA to build a dataset, visualise the data, and perform some basic statistical tests.

We will try to answer the research question:

Is there a difference between Finnish and Norwegian metal?


A short tutorial on using change point analysis on Spotify data, showing how I should listen to at least one more Jackson Browne album.

Jackson Browne performing live in 2008. Photo by Craig O’Neal.

Jackson Browne is one of my favorite songwriters. I discovered him after hearing Late for the Sky in the iconic and harrowing Taxi Driver scene, and immediately got my hands on his entire discography.

Browne’s got a way of combining graceful and often melancholic lyrics with simple and honest music that I’ve yet to hear anyone else match. Most of his early work is concept albums, where tracks flow into each other, such as in the…


A simple guide to getting audio features and preview audio files from Spotify playlists, using Python.

Example output from this tutorial

Welcome back! In Part 1 I showed you how to get audio features, metadata, and preview MP3s from Spotify playlists, using GSA. In Part 2 we will see how we can use GSA as part of a larger data collection. Go to Part 3 if you want to try some statistics and visualisation.

Prerequisites

This shows you how to get GSA up and running

  • example_data.csv

The file experimentData.csv can be found in the GSA repository. …


A simple guide to getting audio features and preview audio files from Spotify playlists, using Python.

Example output from GSA

Music is a defining part of our lives. As music listening has predominantly become a digital and online activity it offers a great avenue for researchers to gain insights into why we listen to music. While the days of mixtapes are long gone, the process of collecting music still exists in the form of playlists. On Spotify playlists serves both as a way to organize your music and to create collections of tracks suited for different occasions.

Personally, I have playlists for multiple purposes…

Ole Adrian Heggli

Assistant Professor at Center for Music in the Brain. Researching how we synchronize when making music.

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