Turkish Makam Acapella Sections Dataset

Turkish makam  acapella sections dataset is sung by professional singers and is a collection of recordings  of compositions from the vocal form şarkı. They are selected to be the same as the recordings in version two of http://compmusic.upf.edu/turkish-sarki
The main intention is to provide acapella counterpart to polyphonic recordings.    


This dataset can be downloaded here.

The dataset

Audio music content

The collection has annotations with section, lyrics phrases and lyrics words. Each section, lyrics word and  lyrical phrase is aligned to its corresponding segment in the audio. Annotations of secitons (aranağme, zemin etc.) are taken from https://github.com/MTG/turkish_makam_section_dataset

FORMAT: All annotations in TextGrid (used in Praat)

Please cite one of the following publications  if you use the dataset in your work: 
Dzhambazov, G., Şentürk S., & Serra X. (2015).  Searching Lyrical Phrases in A-Capella Turkish Makam Recordings. 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) Conference

Availability of the dataset

The audio content and annotations are openly available for non-commercial research purposesfor non-commercial research purposes under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivs 3.0 Creative Commons license. 


If you have any questions or comments about the dataset, please feel free to write to us. 
Georgi Dzhambazov
Music Technology Group,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 
Barcelona, Spain
georgi <dot> dzhambazov <at> upf <dot>edu