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9040805 Information processing apparatus, sound material capturing method, and program  
An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a music analysis unit for analyzing an audio signal serving as a capture source for a sound material and for detecting beat positions...
9040800 Musical tone signal generating apparatus  
A musical tone signal generating apparatus has waveform memory WM which stores a plurality of compressed data sets obtained by compressing, by linear prediction, sample values obtained by sampling...
9040801 Displaying content in relation to music reproduction by means of information processing apparatus independent of music reproduction apparatus  
A music reproduction apparatus includes: a reproduction section for reproducing user-selected music piece data; a generation section for generating control information including music piece...
9029677 Method for generating music  
A method for composing a musical is carried out by identifying spectral data characterizing a selected chemical composition, said spectral data representing a plurality of transmittance peaks for...
9031244 Smart audio settings  
Embodiments described herein provide for smart configuration of audio settings for a playback device. According to an embodiment, when a user adjusts the audio settings of a playback device during...
9029678 Digital piano  
A digital piano includes a keyboard comprising a plurality of keys; LED prompting lights corresponding to and disposed on the keys; a mode selector for making the digital piano at least work in a...
9024169 Music analysis apparatus  
A music analysis apparatus has a feature extractor and an analysis processor. The feature extractor generates a time series of feature values from a sequence of notes which is designated as an...
9012755 Method and apparatus for storing/searching for music  
Provided are a method and apparatus for generating and storing a database that may be searched for music upon a user's request, and a method and apparatus for searching for music corresponding to...
8993866 Highly portable media device  
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data...
8987572 System and method for teaching and testing musical pitch  
A system and method for teaching a user to discriminate and match musical pitch is disclosed. A pitch module generates a first melodic sequence for a user. The pitch module generates at least two...
8987574 System and method for analysis and creation of music  
A method and system for analyzing patterns in the relationships of notes of an input piece of music. The method comprises generating a set of the most frequently occurring note pitches in...
8969699 Musical instrument, method of controlling musical instrument, and program recording medium  
A CPU (31) of a musical instrument (1) calculates distances between central positions of a plurality of virtual pads (81) and a position of a marker unit (15), by making adjustment such that a...
8969700 Systems and methods of selection, characterization and automated sequencing of media content  
In a computer system having at least one output device, a set of media programs is accessed. A playlist first portion including a first plurality of the media programs of the set is created. The...
8957296 Chord training and assessment systems  
The invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatus for assessing a musical performance of a chord, a chord series, or a chord progression. The performance can include a user's performance of...
8946533 Musical performance training device, musical performance training method and storage medium  
In the present invention, a CPU acquires an achievement level based on the difficulty level of a song by evaluating the playing skills of the user based on a comparison of a plurality musical...
8937237 Determining the characteristic of a played note on a virtual instrument  
A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a predetermined sequence, each chord touch...
8933312 Distribution of audio sheet music as an electronic book  
An apparatus for synchronized digital sheet music display and audio playback comprises an electronic appliance. The apparatus includes an audio output for playing an audio recording of a piece of...
8927846 System and method for analysis and creation of music  
A method and system for analyzing patterns in the relationships of notes of an input piece of music. The method comprises generating a set of the most frequently occurring note pitches in...
8912419 Synchronized multiple device audio playback and interaction  
A musical playback amusement system is disclosed. A primary audio track defined by a plurality of time-sequence audio data elements and associated synchronization identifiers are loaded and played...
8907191 Music application systems and methods  
Game systems according to various embodiments are adapted to allow users to assemble an instrument performance for a particular song by: (1) displaying a music loop pallet that includes a...
8907193 Instrument game system and method  
A game system and method that uses an instrument as an input encourages a user to play along with the game's soundtrack on an instrument (e.g. guitar, bass, etc.). The game cues the player to play...
8907194 System for computer-assisted interpretation of pre-recorded music  
The invention relates to a computer-aided prerecorded-music-interpretation system. The system comprises at least one musical actuator (A1, A2) actuatable by an interpreting artist user, memory...
8907196 Method of sound analysis and associated sound synthesis  
A sound analysis and associated sound synthesis method is provided. A first input sound signal is received and analyzed, to determine its corresponding impulse response representative of a timbre...
8907195 Method and apparatus for musical training  
A method and apparatus for providing musical training is disclosed. The method/apparatus allows a user to practice voice lessons, ear training lessons, songs, and/or various musical instruments...
8895830 Interactive game based on user generated music content  
Systems and methods are provided herein relating to interactive gaming within a media sharing service. Game data, such as sets of notes extracted from the audio track of user generated videos or...
8892565 Method and apparatus for accessing an audio file from a collection of audio files using tonal matching  
There is provided a method for accessing at least one audio file from a collection comprising more than one audio file stored within or accessible with an electronic device. The method includes...
8889976 Musical score position estimating device, musical score position estimating method, and musical score position estimating robot  
A musical score position estimating device includes an audio signal acquiring unit, a musical score information acquiring unit acquiring musical score information corresponding to an audio signal...
8884147 Method of correlating musical scales and musical chords in a color code, a number code, or both, simultaneously  
A method of correlating scales or chords that is represented as color codes, number codes, or both. The method involves correlating at least one chord with another. The method also involves...
8885841 Audio processing apparatus and method, and program  
An audio processing apparatus includes an audio signal acquisition unit which acquires an audio signal of a musical piece, a feature value extraction unit which extracts a predetermined type of...
8884148 Systems and methods for transforming character strings and musical input  
Systems and methods for transforming character strings and musical input are provided herein. According to some embodiments, methods for transforming character strings into musical output may...
8886685 Navigating media content by groups  
Grouping media files via playlists on a computer-readable medium. One or more media files are selected according to a grouping criterion to define one or more playlists from the media files. A...
8878040 Music support apparatus and music support system  
A music support apparatus includes: a display unit; a bar width calculating unit configured to set display widths of the plurality of bars at a constant width; a bar width correcting unit...
8878892 Multi-picture synthesizing method and apparatus in conference television system  
A multi-picture synthesizing method in a conference television system is disclosed by the present invention. The method includes: synthesizing multiple pictures into a bottom layer of a...
8878043 Systems, methods, and apparatus for music composition  
Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for determining one or more chords and/or music notes to output (e.g., via a mobile device) based on a direction of movement and/or...
8878041 Detecting beat information using a diverse set of correlations  
A beat analysis module is described for determining beat information associated with an audio item. The beat analysis module uses an Expectation-Maximization (EM) approach to determine an average...
8878042 Stringed instrument practice device and system  
The present invention extends to practice devices and systems for practicing to play stringed instruments. An electronic stringed instrument practice device can be configured to perform one or...
8874243 Simulating musical instruments  
The invention provides scoring a performance of a guitar part in a rhythm-action game. It operates in the context of a video game platform in communication with a display and a controller and...
8872014 Multi-media spatial controller having proximity controls and sensors  
A controller having proximity sensors associated with a trigger, such as beam sensors, configured to generate proximity data as a function of where each beam is broken along its span. A variety of...
8865994 Electronic music system  
An electronic music system includes a computer which performs a sequencing function and a remote controller. The remote controller is provided with a start operator and a selection operator. In...
8865990 Musical performance evaluating device, musical performance evaluating method and storage medium  
In the present invention, a CPU identifies musical notation data to which music playing data corresponds, and determines whether the musical notation data has been played using a right-hand, a...
8865991 Portable music player  
A portable music player for the playback of a digital audio file comprises a memory for storing a plurality of digital audio files; an audio output; a control for setting a desired change in pitch...
8859873 System and apparatus for playing an angklung musical instrument  
A system and an apparatus to play an Angklung musical instrument automatically consisting of hardware and software. The hardware consists of Angklung, two vertical poles, horizontal pole to hang...
8861041 Image reading device provided with a spread spectrum clock generator and correction waveform data and an image forming apparatus comprising the image reading device  
An image reading device is provided with a waveform memory that stores correction waveform data generated based on a digital image signal output from an image signal processing circuit when a...
8859876 Multi-channel signal processing for multi-channel musical instruments  
Multi-channel audio signal processing systems and techniques are provided for electronic instruments having multiple and distinct output channels. Such systems may be used in conjunction with...
8847054 Generating a synthesized melody  
A method performed by one or more processing devices includes receiving information indicative of an input chord progression, with the input chord progression comprising a plurality of chords;...
8847053 Dynamic point referencing of an audiovisual performance for an accurate and precise selection and controlled cycling of portions of the performance  
The systems and methods taught herein are generally directed to a dynamic point referencing of an audiovisual performance for an accurate and precise selection and controlled cycling of portions...
8847055 Method and apparatus for exploring chord progressions within a diatonic major key  
A method for obtaining a chord progression based upon a diatonic major key may include the steps of casting a dodecahedron to determine the diatonic major key, casting a octahedron to determine a...
8829322 Metrical grid inference for free rhythm musical input  
Computer-based methods infer a metrical grid from music that has been input without a predetermined time signature or tempo, enabling such free rhythm input to be annotated with the inferred grid,...
8809664 Support function recommending apparatus, a support function recommending method, a support function recommending system, and a recording medium  
Plural electronic musical instruments 2 obtain proficiency level related information, that includes items such as usage amounts of plural support functions which are used by a user in performing a...
8809663 Synthetic simulation of a media recording  
A method and system for generating a synthetic simulation of a media recording is disclosed. One embodiment accesses a sound reference archive and heuristically creates a new sound that is matched...