A culture-specific analysis software for makam music traditions

TitleA culture-specific analysis software for makam music traditions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
Conference Name5th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA)
AuthorsAtıcı, B. M., Bozkurt B., & Şentürk S.
Conference Start Date10/06/2015
PublisherUniversity Pierre et Marie Curie
Conference LocationParis, France
AbstractComputational analysis of traditional music recordings often requires culture-specific problem definition and methodologies. Our previous efforts were directed towards developing technology for computational analysis of Turkish makam music which shares many common features with other maqam/makam traditions such as Arabic and Persian traditional music. This study presents an interactive tuning analysis tool developed with sufficient flexibility for parameter settings. We demonstrate that the tool can be effectively used for tuning analysis of Turkish music, Arabic mu- sic and Persian music once the appropriate settings are supplied by the user, using the interface of the tool.
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