I have reached out with this email to a couple individual users and forum posters and they also suggested I post in here too so here goes -
I don't know where to start but a very informative Keyboard Tech at Long and McQuade instruments here in Toronto recommended that I go to the Pure Data Forums to see if I could find some help with my request and it led me to Arduino products and it led me here.
What I need is help with a challenge I am designing for a new TV Special here in Canada for CBC. The challenge in my mind right now is a musical recognition challenge and involves using something like the big floor sensitive piano used in the movie BIG with Tom Hanks or using sensors and set up like the viral video http://bit.ly/4AzH0C or like this Arduino example - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Yz_ZfzzXc
What I need to accomplish is to have a set musical pattern say 15-20 Notes arranged in a specific musical pattern. The challenge would be for the contestant to hear 1 note from the pattern and then hit the correct key on the keyboard. When they successfully hit the note the next note in the pattern would be added etc.. The contestant would continue this process until the entire sequence is successfully mastered adding one note at a time and playing the correct sequence until all 15-20 notes have been hit. If you are familiar with the old Milton Bradley game "SIMON" you will understand the similarity.
I know this is a relatively easy program but I just don't live in the technical world at all....so I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction or possibly give me any thoughts.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.