SymbTr is a collection machine readable symbolic scores aimed at performing computational studies of Turkish Makam music. SymbTr is currently the biggest machine readable collection of Turkish makam music. The latest version of the SymbTr collection consists around 2200 pieces from 155 makams, 88 usuls, 56 forms, about 865.000 musical notes and 80 hours nominal playback time. The scores are selected from reliable sources that consists of musical pieces from Turkish art and folk music. Special care has been taken to select works covering a broad historical time span among the ones which are still performed in the contemporary practice.
You can download the latest version of the SymbTr collection from GitHub: https://github.com/MTG/SymbTr/releases/latest
Please cite the following publication if you use the data collection in your work:
- M. K. Karaosmanoğlu, "A Turkish Makam Music Symbolic Database for Music Information Retrieval: SymbTr", Proceedings of ISMIR, 2012.