Patent Number: 6,166,314

Title: Method and apparatus for real-time correlation of a performance to a musical score

Abstract: The invention relates to a computerized method for correlating a performance, in real time, to a score of music, and a machine based on that method. A score processor accepts a score which a user would like to play and converts it into a useable format. Performance input data is accepted by the input processor and the performance input data is correlated to the score on a note-by-note basis. An apparatus for performing this method includes an input processor that receives input and compares it to the expected score to determine whether an entire chord has been matched, and an output processor which receives a note match signal from the input processor and provides an output stream responsive to the match signals.

Inventors: Weinstock; Frank M. (Cincinnati, OH), Litterst; George F. (Newton Centre, MA)

Assignee: Time Warp Technologies, Ltd.

International Classification: G10H 1/38 (20060101); G10H 1/00 (20060101); G10G 3/04 (20060101); G10G 3/00 (20060101); G10H 1/36 (20060101); G09B 015/00 (); G09B 015/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013