Qualities of Classical Music with High Appeal in Middays

These qualities were identified by project partner stations from listening to High Appeal samples tested in the PRPD Classical Music Testing Project.

The more of these characteristics in a piece, the more likely it will be appealing

  • Melodic (tuneful)

  • Bright

  • Consistent dynamic range

  • Has ‘forward motion’

  • Pleasant

  • Uplifting

  • Familiar (feeling)

  • Hummable, singable, danceable

  • Moderate to up-tempo

  • Symmetrical pattern

  • Consonant harmony

  • Clarity