Music 253/CS 275a Winter 2020 Syllabus
Music 253/CS 275a "Symbolic Musical Information"
Stanford University (Winter 2020).
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 131, 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
|1||7 Jan 2020||
Overview of music representation and course resources
|1||9 Jan 2020|
- Lecture 2B: Sound-MIDI Introduction 2020
- Lab #2b: MIDI keyboard Input methods in MuseScore
- Assignment #3: Finish Lab 2 exercises (due 21 Jan 2020)
|2||14 Jan 2020||
Input methods: textual input
|2||16 Jan 2020||
Input methods: MIDI keyboard input
|3||21 Jan 2020||
Input methods: OMR and Data Interchange
|3||23 Jan 2020||
- Lecture 04B: MIDI extensions (2) (PDF version)
- Lecture/Demo: Creating MIDI files by hand
- binasc tool for creating MIDI files in a text editor
- Topic: General MIDI instruments (plus percussion key numbers on channel 10)
- Topic: General MIDI continuous controllers
- Assignment #5b: MIDI file creation (Due 6 Feb 2020)
|4||28 Jan 2020||
General MIDI/Standard MIDI Files
|4||30 Jan 2020||
- Tour of the Archive of Recorded Sound and the Dennis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls.
- MIDI notes (MIDI Plus and C++ parser & Guitar TAB to MIDI conversion)
- Demonstration of Stanford's new piano roll scanner at the Digital Production Group lab in Green library
|5||4 Feb 2020||
SCORE user input code
|5||6 Feb 2020||
SCORE music editor
Piano roll scanning tour
|6||11 Feb 2020||
SCORE simple examples
|6||13 Feb 2020||
- Lecture 07A. Codes for data archiving, interchange, and analysis or here
- Guest Lecture: Mauricio Rodriguez: Typewriters and SCORE
- Lab/Homework: Hard SCORE exercises, due 27 Feb 2020
|7||18 Feb 2020||
SCORE parameters 2
|7||20 Feb 2020||
|8||25 Feb 2020||
|8||27 Feb 2020||
Transposition via Base-40
- Lecture 09B. Uses of Humdrum or here
- Lab: Humdrum Lab
- Lab: Humdrum Tools I
- Humdrum homework (due next Thursday)
|9||4 Mar 2020||
Humdrum file format
|9||6 Mar 2020||
Humdrum Analysis 1
|10||11 Mar 2020||
Music as Intellectual Property
Humdrum Analysis 2
|10||13 Mar 2020||
Non-standard music representations in Humdrum Tab and Koto notation
|FE||18 Mar 2020||
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), URL http://oae.stanford.edu.