Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Blalock, JL: AUTHOR [+1]
Using a multimedia workstation, this disclosure allows for the definition by defaults (or user defined profile) of musical tones and instruments to identify correct hand position and keystrokes.
multimedia workstation, this disclosure allows for the
definition by defaults (or user defined profile) of musical tones and
instruments to identify correct hand position and keystrokes.
implementation would enable each ROW of letters
on the typewriter to be identified with a different octave of notes
to differentiate QWER from ASDF and ZXCV... Each individual key
would be identified by a different pitch, with pitch increasing from
left to right.
characters, numbers, and control keys could be
differentiated by different instruments (e.g., Control + letter would
be violin, Alt could be clarinet).
would be able to 'name' the notes, or match them by
sight to the keyboard. Users with developed tonal input (even if
they cannot carry a tune themselves) would soon be able to
unconsciously associate the expected tone and voice with their hand
motion and letter. With current multimedia attachment cards, the
processor overhead would be minimal and could operate as a TSR. In
addition to standard default profiles, each user could develop custom
sets of tone assignments.
education would be enhanced by use of multiple concurrent
senses; touch, sight, and tone.
2. Tutorials can be developed which provide an easily identified
tune validating correct answers. These techniques can greatly
enhance the enjoyment of learni...