Weighing Diverse Theoretical Models on Turkish Maqam Music Against Pitch Measurements: A Comparison of Peaks Automatically Derived from Frequency Histograms with Proposed Scale Tones

@article{Bozkurt2009WeighingDT,
  title={Weighing Diverse Theoretical Models on Turkish Maqam Music Against Pitch Measurements: A Comparison of Peaks Automatically Derived from Frequency Histograms with Proposed Scale Tones},
  author={Baris Bozkurt and O Yarman and Mustafa Kemal Karaosmanoglu and Can Akkoç},
  journal={Journal of New Music Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={45 - 70}
}
Abstract Since the early 20th century, various theories have been advanced in order to mathematically explain and notate modes of Traditional Turkish music known as maqams. In this article, maqam scales according to various theoretical models based on different tunings are compared with pitch measurements obtained from select recordings of master Turkish performers in order to study their level of match with analysed data. Chosen recordings are subjected to a fully computerized sequence of… 

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