Music 253/CS 275a Winter 2016 Syllabus
Music 253/CS 275a "Symbolic Musical Information"
Stanford University (Winter 2016).
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:||Tuesday & Thursdays 1:30–2:50|
|Location:||Braun Music Building, Rooms 105, 128 (lab entry from Room 129)|
|Instructors:|| Eleanor Selfridge-Field (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Craig Stuart Sapp (email@example.com)
|Office Hours:||3:05–4:05 Tuesdays & Thursdays and by appointment.|
Four-credits: class attendance: 25%; weekly assignments: 50%; take-home final: 25%.
|Website:||music253.stanford.edu: Overview of individual topics presented in Music 253, and syllabus.|
|Prerequisites:||Ability to read standard music notation. Knowledge of central concepts of tonal music theory (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
- Lecture 03B: MIDI Continuation 2016
- Lecture C3a: MIDI protocol (extra: Hexadecimal numbers)
- Topic: MIDI roadmap of the byte
- Topic: MIDI bytes/messages (cinmidi)
- Topic: MIDI messages
- Lecture C3b: Standard MIDI Files
- Topic: Outline of the Standard MIDI File structure
- Topic: Variable length values
- Assignment #5a: MIDI file parsing homework (Due 2 Feb 2016)
- Lecture 04A: Timbre and Quantization (MIDI)
- Lecture 04B: MIDI extensions and alternatives
- Topic: General MIDI instruments (plus percussion key numbers on channel 10)
- Topic: General MIDI continuous controllers
- binasc tool for creating MIDI files in a text editor
- Tour of the Archive of Recorded Sound and the Dennis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls.
- Assignment #5b: MIDI file creation
- Lecture 07A. Codes for Archiving and Repurposing: The Essen Associative Code (EsAC)
- Lecture 07AB (alternative). Multipurpose code: EsAC and MuseData
- Lab/Homework: Hard SCORE exercises, due 25 February 2016
- Lecture 08b. Base-40 Arithmetic for Music Apps
- Lecture 10A. Basic Concepts in Music Copyright
- Lecture 10A (2016): Music Copyright
- Lecture 10B. From IP to Data Resources
|1||5 Jan 2016||
Overview of music representation and course resources
|1||7 Jan 2016|
|2||12 Jan 2016||
Input methods: textual input
|2||14 Jan 2016||
Input methods: MIDI keyboard input
|3||19 Jan 2016||
Input methods: OMR and Data Interchange
|3||21 Jan 2016||
MIDI Protocol/General MIDI
|4||26 Jan 2016||
Standard MIDI Files
|4||28 Jan 2016||
|5||2 Feb 2016||
SCORE user input code
|5||4 Feb 2016||
SCORE music editor
|6||09 Feb 2016||
SCORE simple examples
|6||11 Feb 2016||
|7||16 Feb 2016||
SCORE parameters 2
|7||18 Feb 2016||
|8||23 Feb 2016||
|8||25 Feb 2016||
Transposition via Base-40
|9||2 Mar 2016||
Humdrum file format
|9||4 Mar 2016||
Humdrum Analysis 1
|10||10 Mar 2016||
Music as Intellectual Property
Humdrum Analysis 2
|10||11 Mar 2016||
Non-standard music representations in Humdrum
|FE||18 Mar 2016||
Take-home final (4-credit students) due by 11 p.m.
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 accommodations. The OAE is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk (phone 723-1066).