Patent Number: 7,102,069

Title: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing musical compositions

Abstract: Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing music are provided, particularly systems and methods employing a top-down process, where the user is provided with a musical composition that may be modified and interacted with and played and/or stored (for later play). The system preferably is provided in a handheld form factor, and a graphical display is provided to display status information, graphical representations of musical lanes or components which preferably vary in shape as musical parameters and the like are changed for particular instruments or musical components such as a microphone input or audio samples. An interactive auto-composition process preferably is utilized that employs musical rules and preferably a pseudo random number generator, which may also incorporate randomness introduced by timing of user input or the like, the user may then quickly begin creating desirable music in accordance with one or a variety of musical styles, with the user modifying the auto-composed (or previously created) musical composition, either for a real time performance and/or for storing and subsequent playback.

Inventors: Georges; Alain (08570 Saint Paul de Vence, FR)

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International Classification: G04B 13/00 (20060101); A63H 5/00 (20060101); G10H 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018