|Music 253||Musical Information: An Introduction|
|Time||W, F 10:00-11:50|
|Place||Braun Music Center #128 (enter through #129)|
|Teaching assistant||Craig Sapp|
|Textbook||Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes (1997).|
|Supplementary tools||See weblinks at http://253.ccarh.org|
Course description and goals
Music 253, a cognate offering in Computer Science and in the Symbolic Systems Program, is the first of a two-quarter sequence. The lecture portion situates software for notation (i.e. graphics), sound (i.e., MIDI), and data analysis (i.e. Humdrum) in the broader context of music representation.
The lab portion enables students to work with 6-8 different kinds of software for notation (web presentation, print presentation), optical recognition of notation, MIDI input and output, and preliminary exploration of analytical tools (pursued in depth in Music 254).
Music 253 provides a practical introduction to software for notation, sound, and analysis.
It also provides a foundation for research involving musical data analysis,
search/retrieval, translation, and a host of other code-based applications.
Music 253 requires the ability of read music and one year of music theory or equivalent experience. Music 253 is a pre-requisite for Music 254.
Music 253 can be taken for 2 to 4 credits. The notation, MIDI, and Humdrum portions each count for one credit, as does the take-home final. Those with a special interest in notation or MIDI can elect a two-credit concentration through individualization of assignments. (We don't offer this option in Music 253 for Humdrum, because it is the main focus of the Music 254 lab.)
Assignments from previous years are indicated at the class webpage, http://253.ccarh.org. The number and nature of assignments varies with the number of units sought and (on the final) the students home discipline.
Four-credit scenario: class attendance: 25%; weekly assignments: 50%; take-home final: 25%. Three-credit/no final scenario: class attendance: 33%; weekly assignments: 67%. Two-credit/no final scenario: choices negotiable.
- Assignments from previous years: [to be reorganized].
- Software tutorials: [to be reorganized].
- Data resources: [to be reorganized].
Delivery: Class assignments must be submitted by the start of the class for which they are due (normally 10 a.m.). The final exam is due at 11 p.m. of the assigned date.
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).
In general, we will act and expect you to act according to the Stanford Honor Code.
Office hours: Wed. 12-1 p.m.
Syllabus (Winter 2010)
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