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Interactive Page Turner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000182341D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The invention relates to the area of automatic music sheet turning with sound recognition. The objective of this invention is to provide the musician with an interactive unit that will recognize musical notes and respectively keep pace with the musical piece.

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Interactive Page Turner

The disclosed invention provides the musician with an interactive unit that will recognize musical notes and respectively keep pace with the musical piece. The device would display the musical score according to the user's preference. The user may select to display several pages at once or may select to enlarge the score or change the color of the score. The sound recognition software would be added to the user's system (such as laptops, desktops, device, etc). The device takes in an instrument's sound and keeps track of the location on the musical piece by automatically scrolling through the score without mechanical intervention during the piece's performance.

    There are many possible occasions where it is not feasible to use your feet to turn pages (examples: handicapped or instruments requiring operating pedals, or playing multiple instruments at once). Some possible applications for the invention proposed could include musicians, students, handicapped musician, elderly musicians, etc.

There can be multiple options for the display of the musical notes (refer to Figure
2). Here we have four possible options. For option 1, a split page mode that can magnify a sequence of notes depending on the recognition of the musical notes. For option 2, a split page mode, which can display a dual-display for continuation of the music...