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Publication numberWO2003017248 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2002/026153
Publication date30 May 2003
Filing date16 Aug 2002
Priority date16 Aug 2001
Also published asCA2457711A1, EP1425734A2, US6960715, US7504577, US20030110929, US20050241466, WO2003017248A2
Publication numberPCT/2002/26153, PCT/US/2/026153, PCT/US/2/26153, PCT/US/2002/026153, PCT/US/2002/26153, PCT/US2/026153, PCT/US2/26153, PCT/US2002/026153, PCT/US2002/26153, PCT/US2002026153, PCT/US200226153, PCT/US2026153, PCT/US226153, WO 03017248 A3, WO 03017248A3, WO 2003/017248 A3, WO 2003017248 A3, WO 2003017248A3, WO-A3-03017248, WO-A3-2003017248, WO03017248 A3, WO03017248A3, WO2003/017248A3, WO2003017248 A3, WO2003017248A3
InventorsJerry Riopelle
ApplicantHumanbeams Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Music instrument system and method
WO 2003017248 A3
Abstract
A method and system (10) which allow even a novice performer to easily play music which is not disharmonious and which is pleasing to the performer and his or her audience. The music is prefrably created by the performer breaking one or more beams of light (15, 17), which are emitted by one or more beam emitters (26) and received, or detected, by one or more beam detectors (28). When a beam detector determines that a beam has been broken, a trigger (51) is sent to a synthesizer (56), with such synthesizer preferably being a computer interfaced to the beam detectors via a universal serial bus connection. The synthesizer selects from one or more electronic sounds, based on a pre-programmed collection of sounds. An amplifier (60) and speakers (62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72) play the sound.
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Classifications
International ClassificationG10H1/34, G10H1/44, G10H7/00, G10H1/20, G10H1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG10H2240/255, G10H1/0066, G10H2240/285, G10H2210/371, G10H1/00, G10H2240/061, G10H2230/015, G10H2240/321, G10H1/20, G10H2220/415, G10H2240/211, G10H2220/421
European ClassificationG10H1/00R2C2, G10H1/00, G10H1/20
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