Music 254/CS 275b Spring 2013 Syllabus

From CCARH Wiki
Revision as of 02:00, 7 December 2012 by Craig (talk | contribs) (Created page with '<font size=+1><b>Music 254/CS 275b "Music Query, Analysis, and Style Simulation" <br> Stanford University (Winter 2013).</b></font> This music information retrieval course buil…')
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music 254/CS 275b "Music Query, Analysis, and Style Simulation"
Stanford University (Winter 2013).

This music information retrieval course builds on the foundation of Music 253/CS 275A. Using an open-source analysis platform (such as the Humdrum Toolkit, Humdrum Extras (C++), or Music21(Python)) students plan and design their own applications.

Class time is divided during the first four weeks to cover basic areas of music analysis and retrieval and to learn some of the basic principles of the Humdrum Toolkit. The remaining six weeks are spent on individual project development, with weekly discussions. Extensive help is available in the lab during hours allotted to class time.

Meeting times: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:15–3:05
Location: Braun Music Building, room 128 (or entry also from room 129)
Instructors: Eleanor Selfridge-Field (
Craig Stuart Sapp (
Office Hours: 3:05–4:05 Wednesdays and by appointment.
Credits: 2–4

four credits: final project, including oral and written reports-40%, assignments-30%, class participation-30%. 2-3 credits: by negotiation.

Website: (this page) 254 Overview of topics presented in Music 254.
Prerequisites: Completion of Music 253/CS 275b, or demonstrated ability to use notation and sound software and associated requirements.
Textbook: E. Selfridge-Field, ed., Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes (MIT Press, 1997). Available online by permission of the publisher.

General Policies and University Rules

General policies and university rules:

  1. Delivery times:
    1. Assignments: by the start of the class for which they are due.
    2. Final exam: by 11 p.m. of the assigned date.
  2. Honor code: We will act and expect you to act according to the Stanford Honor Code.
  3. 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).