Music 253/CS 275a Winter 2014 Syllabus
Music 253/CS 275a "Symbolic Musical Information"
Stanford University (Winter 2014).
This is an old syllabus. Also see the most recent syllabus.
This music-information course surveys symbolic frameworks and methods for a wide range of musical applications. Areas covered include advanced notation systems, optical music recognition, data conversion and synchronization, and the internal structure of data files. The course is preparatory for Music 254/CS 275B (Music Query, Analysis, and Style Simulation), which focuses on projects requiring a working knowledge of notation and sound software.
|Meeting times:||Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15–3:05|
|Location:||Braun Music Building, room 128 (or entry also from room 129)|
|Instructors:|| Eleanor Selfridge-Field (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Craig Stuart Sapp (email@example.com)
|Office Hours:||3:05–4:05 Wednesdays and by appointment.|
Four-credits: class attendance: 25%; weekly assignments: 50%; take-home final: 25%.
wiki.ccarh.org/wiki/Music 253 Overview of individual topics presented in Music 253.
|Prerequisites:||Ability to read standard music notation. Knowledge of central concepts of tonal music theoory (see Tutorial).|
|Textbook:||E. Selfridge-Field, ed., Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes (MIT Press, 1997). Available online by permission of the publisher.|
See also Music 254/CS 275b Syllabus
- Lab #2b: MIDI keyboard Input methods in Finale
- Assignment #3: Finale homework (due 21 Jan 2014)
- Lecture 03B: From Analogue to Digital Sound (MIDI Introduction)
- Lecture: Hexadecimal numbers
- Topic: MIDI roadmap of the byte
- Topic: MIDI bytes/messages (cinmidi)
- Topic: MIDI messages
- Lab/Homework: Hard SCORE exercises, due 25 February 2014
- Lecture 08b. Base-40 Arithmetic for Music Apps
- Lecture 09A. Introduction to Humdrum (presented by David Huron)
- Lecture: Humdrum file format
- Lecture 10A. Musical Data as Intellectual Property (presented with Nick Tsui)
|1||7 Jan 2014||
Overview of music representation
|1||9 Jan 2014||
Music representation and course resources
|2||14 Jan 2014||
Notation software: input methods: MIDI #1
|2||16 Jan 2014||
Notation software: input methods: MIDI #2
|3||21 Jan 2014||
Input methods: OMR and Data Interchange
|3||23 Jan 2014||
MIDI Protocol/General MIDI
|4||28 Jan 2014||
Standard MIDI Files
|4||30 Jan 2014||
|5||4 Feb 2014||
SCORE user input code
|5||6 Feb 2014||
SCORE music editor
|6||11 Feb 2014||
SCORE simple examples
|6||13 Feb 2014||
|7||18 Feb 2014||
SCORE parameters 2
|7||20 Feb 2014||
|8||25 Feb 2014||
|8||27 Feb 2014||
Transposition via Base-40
|9||4 Mar 2014||
Humdrum file format
|9||6 Mar 2014||
Humdrum Analysis 1
|10||11 Mar 2014||
Humdrum Analysis 2
|10||13 Mar 2014||
Non-standard music representations in Humdrum
|FE||20 Mar 2014||
Take-home final due by 11 p.m.
2 General Policies and University Rules
General policies and university rules:
- Delivery times:
- Assignments: by the start of the class for which they are due.
- Final exam: by 11 p.m. of the assigned date.
- Honor code: We will act and expect you to act according to the Stanford Honor Code.
- Students with disabilities: Students who may need an academic accommodation based on the impact of a disability must initiate the request with the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) located within the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). SDRC staff will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend reasonable accommodations, and prepare an Accommodation Letter for faculty dated in the current quarter in which the request is being made. Students should contact the SDRC as soon as possible since timely notice is needed to coordinate accommdations. The OAE is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk (phone 723-1066).