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Instructor Info:Daniel Warner
Office Extension x5586
Frederick Wirth
Office Extension x5572
TA Info:Kevin Schwenkler
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Cole Science Center 3-OPEN
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Cole Science Center 3-OPEN
Monday Wednesday
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Cole Science Center 3-PHYC
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Cole Science Center 3-PHYC
Description: Music informatics has become an indispensible part of musical studies and now extends to other disciplines in the humanities and sciences. The symbolic representation of music, its retrieval, and its dissemination have radically transformed the musical landscape. The ways in which we gather, listen to, study, and compose music rely heavily on digital and symbolic representations of sound/music. This course will introduce concepts and techniques for analyzing and understanding musical structures such as melody, chord, tonality, musical timbre, beat, tempo and rhythm from symbolic music representation (MIDI) as well as from digital audio signals (Fourier analysis and synthesis). Musical perception should be informed by the physiology of hearing. Effects like interval stretching, masking, "missing fundamental", and frequency mixing all affect both what can be heard and how we hear it. Other topics might include the exploration and design of music information retrieval systems, using hardware and software tools for music analysis and performance, automatic music transcription, composer style modeling, and musical accompaniment systems.