Basic VVA Response Grid

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02 Synoptic time

03 Episodic time

10 Ambivalent affect
101 Relative dynamism
102 Relative stasis
103 Reflection/contemplation
104 Determination
105 Abandon (uncontrolled)
106 Balance, control
107 Humour  
108 Cultural dominance
109 Cultural emergence
11 Positive affect
110 General
111 Love & kindness
112 Calm
113 Joy
114 Beauty
115 Light, open, fresh, new
116 Strong
117 Wisdom
118 Order
119 Sociality
12 Negative affect
120 General
121 Emnity
122 Disturbance
123 Sadness, boredom
124 Repulsion
125 Dark, heavy
126 Weakness, fear
127 Madness, suspicion
128 Disorder
129 Asociality
14 Neutral  affect
141 Asperity
142 Mollity
143 Heat
144 Cold
145 Large size
146 Small size
147 Density
148 Sparsity
149 Colour

20-24 Humans
21 1 human
211 1 male
212 1 female
22 2 humans
221 2 males
222 Male-female couple
223 2 females
23 Several humans
231 Several males
232 Several females
24 Many humans

26 Props, body, couture
261 Body
262 Clothes
263 Furniture
264 Comestibles and props
265 Vehicles
266 Appliances
267 Stone, metal
268 Paper
269 Mortal remains
27 Social activity
271 Ritual
272 Festive
273 Presentational
274 Sporting
275 Military
276 Recreational
277 Economic
278 Educational
279 Religious
28 Domesticated animals
281 Pets
282 Livestock
283 Horses
284 Birds
29 Other animals
291 Predatory mammals
292 Flock animals
294 Birds
297 Aquatic animals
299 Insects
30 General setting
300 Generic
301 General outdoors
302 Indoors
303 Out- or indoors
304 Subterranean
306 Buildings

31 Rural setting
310 Generically rural
311 Campestral
312 Edificial
313 Undulant
314 Sylvan
315 Horticultural
316 Fluvial, lacustrine
32 Panoramic setting
320 Generic
321 Flat land
322 Mountains
323 Barren
324 Tropical

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33 Aqueous, aerial, cosmic
330 Generic
331 Pelagic
332 Littoral
334 Aerial
335 Cosmic
34 Misc. rural
341 Natural
342 Artefactual
35 Urban setting
350 Generic
351 Thoroughfares
352 Neighbourhoods
353 Buildings/locations
354 Traffic
355 Misc. urban
36 Sociocultural setting
361 High class
362 Middle class
363 Lower class
37 Geographical location
370 Generic
371 N.W. Europe
372 Mediterranean
373 E. Europe
374 Middle East incl. Maghreb
375 S. & E. Asia
376 Subsaharan Africa
377 N. America
378 C. & S. America
379 other

38 Historical location
380 Generally historical
381 Very distant history
382 Distant history
383 16th-18th century
384 19th century
385 1900-1959
386 1960-1979
387 1980-1999
388 2000-
389 Future time

39 Weather, season, time of day
391 Weather
392 Season
393 Time of day
50 Movement in general
51 Essive relations
511 Inessive     512 Superessive
513 Subessive    514 Retroessive
515 Preessive     516 Circumessive

52 Velocity, simultaneity
521 Low speed
522 High speed
523 Simultaneity
524 Asynchronicity

53 Non-specific directional movement
531 Adventive
532 Exitive
533 Transitional
534 Ascending
535 Descending
536 Circular
54 Oscillatory movement
541 Curvilinear
542 Tremulous
543 Pulsating
55 Prolapsual or volitative mvt.
551 Flowing    552 Sliding
553 Flying       554 Sailing
56 Specific mvt, unspec. direction
561 Constant
562 Eruptive, tumescent, torrential
563 Pedestrian
564 Vehicular
565 Ludic
57 Stationary
570 Generic
571 Quiescent
573 Sedentary
574 Upright
58 Suspension
580 Inactivity
581 Aquatic suspension
582 Aerial
583 Other suspension

59 Interactive
591 Appreciative
592 Conflictive, coercive, contusive
593 Cognitive, intentional
594 Transferential
596 Symbolic communication
597 Culinary

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8 Media immanence
81 Musical
811 Genres
812 Instruments
813 Musicians
814 Music theory
815 Musical works
82 ‘Not just music´ or non-musical
821 Cinema
822 TV
823 Video, adverts, games
824 Radio
825 Written word
826 other media/symbolic systems
83 Target groups
84 Non-music genres
85 Production techniques

87 Production origin
871 N.W. Europe
872 Mediterranean
873 E. Europe
874 Middle East
875 S. & E. Asia
876 Africa
877 N. America
878 C. & S. America
879 other
88 Production vintage 90 Generically evaluative
91 Positive evaluation
92 Negative evaluation

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