A website dedicated to the video animated analyses of the CERMAA


In the last few years, the CERMAA (Center for Research on Music from Arabian and Akin countries) has developed a whole new trend in music analyses which were gathered under the VIAMAP, or the Video Animated Music Analysis Project.

Due to the rapid growth of the number of analyses, we decided to create this dedicated website to make it easier for musicologists and other interested people to browse throughout these.

All the VIAMAP analyses initially proposed in our main website at http://foredofico.org/CERMAA/, notably the Analyses page, are available on this site, including additionally the Byzantine chant scales analyses by Amine Beyhom. Parts of the site will be under construction until November 2021, and new analyses added until then.

Video analyses are an alternative to Old Musicology analyses with scores, and allow for direct (graphical and literal) explanations while listening the the analyzed music.

The first video analysis produced by CERMAA is the Hurrian song H6 analysis, reproduced on the “Other Analyses” page. Our special thanks to Wim van der Meer and to Kabalan Samaha for their initial help in producing this first video analysis (and to Wim for inspiring us with his work).

Note that the video analyses hold two rankings: one for the dedicated page, and the second – between parenthesises – chronological (date and time of publication) for all the video analyses published by the CERMAA.

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