Bill Manaris : Spring 2015 / CITA 180 Homework 2

Assigned Date: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Due Date: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Due Time: 9:20 AM

Last modified on February 12, 2015, at 09:38 AM (see updates)


Find a complete, interesting melody. Transcribe it using Python in JEM.

Learning Objectives

This assignment has the following objectives:

Also how to:


The Golden Rule of Style: "A program should be as easy for a human being to read and understand as it is for a computer to execute." [1]

In general, you should comment any variable, obscure statement, block of code, etc. you create.

Follow the documentation instructions from Homework 1. In particular, your header documentation should mention the name of the piece where the melody comes from, and, if you used a score available on-line, include the URL where the score can be found.


Once you complete the above, feel free to do additional work, for bonus points:

  1. Any other idea you can think of (just document your idea in the program's comments, so that I'll know what you are trying to do, when I am grading).


You will submit your assignment via OAKS. Be prepared to demo your music to the rest of the class. Your submission consists of:

  1. Your Python program. Give it a meaningful name, e.g.,
  2. A printout of your program - to be submitted in class on the due date.
  3. Be ready to perform it in class.
  4. If you do the bonus, submit a separate, additional program. Give the program a different meaningful name.


Your grade will be based on how well you followed the above instructions, and the depth/quality of your work.


  1. Cooper, D. and Clancy, M. (1985) "Oh! Pascal", 2nd ed., W.W. Norton & Company, New York, p. 42.
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