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SHORT BIO and RESEARCH in MUSIC

SHORT BIO:

1986-1989: Private guitar courses with Raffi ASLANYAN

1989-1995: Private guitar courses with Levent ÜNMAN

08/2008: Classical Guitar Recital, Karinna Hotel, Uludag, Bursa

09/2009 – 07/2012:   Master of Arts in Music Education,

Trakya University, Faculty of Education

Department of Fine Arts Education

Music Education Division

Advisor: Prof. Atilla SAĞLAM

M.A. Thesis: “An Investigation of Structural Properties of Chords and Their Progressions in Tonal Harmony with Focus on Guitar Music”.  xxi + 221 pages (available at https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/)

09/2009 – 06/2010: passed 8 compulsory courses

09/2010 – 06/2011: passed 8 compulsory/selective courses.

09/2009- 07/2012: Classical guitar courses with Asst.Prof. Mehmet Özkanoğlu.

01/2010: performed a Händel guitar-flute concerto arrangement with Burcu Bilici

05/2010: performed F. Carulli Op.8a Guitar Concerto as soloist in Trakya University with Music Education Division Orchestra

05/2011: performed F. Carulli Op.8b Guitar Concerto as soloist in Trakya University with Music Education Division Orchestra

09/2010 – 01/2011: served one semester as guitar teacher in undergraduate program of Music Education Division.

04/2016: Composition workshop with Sir Gilbert BIBERIAN at 3rd International Istanbul Classical Guitar Festival. 

In 2016 I attended Musicology and Music Theory Ph.D. Program at Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music State Conservatory and passed 10 courses. However, I felt necessary to drop due to dissatisfaction with the quality of the program.

Works on Music Theory and Education:

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Atilla SAĞLAM, Burak POLAT, “A Novel Approach in Understanding Seven Tone Scales in Music Education”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Educational Research, Yıldız Technical University, May 4-7, 2012. (15 pages)
  2. Atilla SAĞLAM, Burak POLAT, “Novel Techniques for Describing Triads, Seventh Chords, Their Inversions and Progressions in Tonal Harmony Education”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Educational Research, Yıldız Technical University, May 4-7, 2012. (15 pages)

Abstracts:

  1. Atilla SAĞLAM, Burak POLAT, “Novel Bass/Soprano Symbols and Compasses in Tonal Harmony Education”, 30th ISME World Conference on Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece July 15-20, 2012