Patent Number: 6,166,313

Title: Musical performance data editing apparatus and method

Abstract: The apparatus stores musical performance data of a polychord stringed musical instrument such as a guitar. A series of performance data on each of the plural strings are recorded on each of a plurality of recording tracks provided correspondingly to the plural strings, the recording data in combination constituting tablature data for exhibiting a tablature notation of the music on the stringed instrument in the display screen. The tablature notation includes a plurality of horizontal lines representing the plural strings and fret numbers at positions of the note generation on each string. Using a mouse or cursor keys, the user can select a desired fret number on a desired string, and alter the fret number to alter the note pitch to be generated on the same string or drag the selected fret number on the selected string to another string to alter the string of the tone generation. According to such alteration of the fret number or the string, the note data in the corresponding track is altered into note data on the track corresponding to the same or the altered string, accordingly. The fret number can be rewritten by inputting another number using the ten-key switches.

Inventors: Miyamoto; Hiromu (Hamamatsu, JP)

Assignee: Yamaha Corporation

International Classification: G09B 15/02 (20060101); G09B 15/04 (20060101); G09B 015/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013