Course Papers

The majority of the following papers are posted as PDFs. Where appropriate, the software related to these papers can be found in the software projects section of this web site.

My published papers are available on another page.

Music Technology Course Papers

McKay, C. 2005. jAudio: Towards a standardized extensible audio music feature extraction system. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2005. Automatic music classification and similarity analysis. Course Paper. Université
de Montreal, Canada.

McKay, C. 2003. A survey of physical modeling techniques for synthesizing the classical guitar. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C and W. Hatch. 2003. Transcriber: A system for automatically transcribing musical duets. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2003. Using blackboard systems for polyphonic transcription: A literature review. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2003. Using neural networks for musical genre classification. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2003. Polyphonic queries: A review of recent research. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2002. Emotion and music: Inherent responses and the importance of empirical cross-cultural research. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2002. The eDobro: An implementation of design strategies intended to diversify and expand the use of computer music controllers. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2001. An interface for entering data into score editing software. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

Computer Science Course Papers

McKay, C. 2005. Classifier ensembles: A practical overview. Course Project. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 2003. MultiNetworks: Software for constructing and training arrays of neural networks. Course Project. McGill University, Canada.

Levy, M., C. McKay, S. Sun, M. Evans and A. R. Atalla. 2001. Pericles electronic elections software. Course Project. University of Guelph, Canada.

Newby, M. et al. 2001. Journey file transfer software. Course Project. University of Guelph, Canada.

Musicology Course Papers
McKay, C. 2001. Nationalism in Glinka's operas. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

McKay, C. 2000. Political influences on the music of Shostakovich. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

McKay, C. 2000. The origins of jazz. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

McKay, C. 2000. The global corporatization of music. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

McKay, C. 1999. Authentic performance of troubadour melodies. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

McKay, C. 1999. Chopin and Poland. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

McKay, C. 1999. The Bach reception in the 18th and 19th centuries. Course Paper. University of Guelph, Canada.

Physics Course Papers

McKay, C., T. M. Luong and G. Scardera. 1997. Spatial correlation of cosmic rays. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

Miscellaneous Course Papers

McKay, C. 1998. Historical influences of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.

McKay, C. 1997. The disappearance of ancient slavery. Course Paper. McGill University, Canada.


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