DIMINUTIVE ERRATA ON “Weighing Diverse Theoretical Models On Turkish Maqam Music Against Pitch Measurements” – ALONGSIDE A NEW COMPARISON OF MEASUREMENTS TAKEN FROM AŞIK VEYSEL

Yarman O. U., Karaosmanoğlu M. K.

Parana Journal of Science and Education, vol.8, no.1, pp.1-15, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Parana Journal of Science and Education
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-15
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In our previous contribution Bozkurt and Yarman et al. [2009], we had shown the fitness of several theoretical models in matching the histogram peaks of pitch measurements from masters of Turkish Art music in 9 maqam categories. The results had demonstrated, and still demonstrate, the high performance of particularly two tuning schemes: “Yarman-24a” (as an alternative to the Pythagorean and as yet official Arel-Ezgi-Uzdilek) and “Mus2” based on 53-tone Equal Temperament. Here, we update the comparison tables with minor corrections, and present a link to the spreadsheet document that was used for this purpose. The errata in question are minute in general and do not significatively affect our earlier conclusions. We also include a new comparison with Aşık Veysel’s Bağlama frets.