Write a 1–page double spaced response, for discussion in Session 2: Suppose the only piece of music you had ever heard was Ligeti's Lux Aeterna. What elements of Bartók's String Quartet (or any other music) might be surprising to you on that basis? (Use the diagrams in [Cook 2004] in your arguments about similarity, difference, and surprise.)
Topics: thinking about music with an object-oriented mindset; introduction to Python
Additional Python resources:
Topics: developing digital notation for unusual repertories; similarity and search
Topic: a 3–5 page research paper summarizing a current musicological database project
The following sample final papers are presented courtesy of the student authors and used with permission.
Wong, Lawson. "Feature-Based Analysis of Haydn String Quartets" (PDF)
Anonymous student. "Using Tarsos and music21 to Analyze Presidential Speech Patterns" (PDF)