This study investigated the difference of impression between live and recorded music. University students (N=205) were requested to complete a questionnaire including scales of mood, affective value of music and evaluation toward the music after listening live and recorded piano music. The results suggested that live stimulative music maintained high level of active feelings and live sedative music increased relax feelings compared to recorded music. In addition, compared to recorded music, live music induced less feeling of fatigue. Moreover live music was preferred and appreciated compared to recorded music though no significant difference was observed between live and recorded music in terms of “brightness” and “speed”, which are the subscales of affective value of music.