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8969694 Chord playing attachment  
A chord playing attachment and related method is disclosed. The chord playing attachment may be attached to a guitar or similar stringed instrument, and the user may use the chord playing...
8878035 String depressing device for a stringed musical instrument  
A string depressing device is useable to fret at least one string of a stringed musical instrument. The string depressing device includes a frame that, when adjacent to a fingerboard of the...
8835731 Chord playing attachment apparatus  
A removable chord playing attachment and related method is disclosed. The chord playing attachment may be attached to a guitar or similar stringed instrument, and the user may use the chord...
8618389 Capo for stringed musical instruments  
A tuning apparatus for a musical instrument is provided. The instrument includes a neck having a front surface over which a plurality of strings is stretched. The apparatus includes a clamp and a...
8330029 Enhanced gripping surface for use with plectra and other hand-held implements  
A textured surface for improving grip on plectra and other hand-held implements. A series of parallel ridges serve to frictionally engage thumb and forefinger surfaces and “lock” the grip in place.
8253000 Chord bar system for stringed musical instruments  
A chord bar system for stringed musical instruments. The chord bar system enables a single finger movement pattern may be used in pressing the buttons to play each I-IV-V chord progression in each...
7812233 Chord aiding device for a fretted stringed instrument  
An aiding device, “E-Z Master Chord”, for playing fretted string instruments, such as an acoustic guitar played by a beginner, is provided. The aiding device according to the current application...
7557285 Capo device with selective string compression  
A capo device has a clamping assembly and individually selectable pressure pad assemblies for compressing selected strings of a stringed instrument to selectively tune the stringed instrument. The...
7550661 D-tuner for banjo  
A D-Tuner for mounting on the peghead of a banjo. The D-Tuner has keyed cam pegs, adjustable stops for limiting the extent of rotation of the cam pegs, and linear flexible members attached to the...
7375268 Machine with which stringed instruments will be picked or plucked  
A machine for placement on the fingertips of players of stringed instruments with which the strings will picked or plucked. Designed as a set, the two picks do not collide as the musician moves...
7075001 Keyboard guitar musical instrument apparatus  
A musical instrument apparatus including multiple parallel strings defining a string line and a keyboard overlay positioned at an acute angle to the string line to allow for consistent playing...
6881883 Relative chord keyboard instructional method  
A relative chord method for playing a series of chords on a music keyboard by prescribed finger transitions from one chord to the next dependent upon the musical interval between the chords.
6723905 Split-clip musical instrument  
An inventive stringed musical instrument comprising an independent string copoing device adapted to secure a string of a guitar or other fretted stringed musical instrument at selected fret...
5902944 Finger-controlled means for contacting strings on a guitar  
Finger-controlled members for contacting the strings on a guitar includes three string-contacting finger members, one for the index finger, one for the middle or second finger, and one for the...
5831189 Device for facilitating the playing of stringed instruments  
A device for facilitating the playing of stringed instruments comprises a stand (6) with two lateral pieces (7, 7') between which is arranged a pressure plate (5) with a length which is larger...
5323676 Bar chord machine  
The invention is a bar chord machine for stringed musical instruments with frets. The machine has a generally longitudinal frame made of two parallel spaced-apart rods with clamps for securing the...
4796506 Stringed instrument chord attachment  
A device for playing chords on a stringed musical instrument by manually depressing a chord forming member extending transversely of the instrument neck. The device includes a bar clamp...
4665789 Chord selector for a stringed instrument  
A device comprising mechanical means for fingering the fret board of a stringed instrument such as a guitar. The mechanical means includes a plurality of buttons, slide members, levers and string...
4622880 Chording apparatus for stringed musical instrument  
A chording apparatus for stringed musical instruments is provided that automatically forms complex chording arrangements on the instrument keyboard in response to the simple depression of a single...
4615253 Motor driven fretting belt device  
This invented device is a fingerboard key operated motor driven chording belt with a plurality of cams attached to it that are selectively lifted by electromagnet as the belt is driven and caused...
4593595 Mechanical guitar chord maker  
A chord-playing attachment for guitars and the like has a supporting frame which can be fitted to the neck of the instrument, and one or more chord-selectors removably attached to the frame, for...
4566365 Chord playing attachment for stringed musical instruments  
A device for playing chords on a musical instrument by depressing a single pushbutton, the device being characterized by an L shaped base having a shorter leg which engages a side of the neck of...
4545281 Device for string instruments for adjusting chords  
A device for adjusting chords in string instruments wherein elements for effectively shortening the musical length of a string are disposed on the instrument for taking over the former function of...
4545282 Chord selector device for stringed musical instruments  
A button actuated chord selector and playing device for simultaneously pressing a plurality of selected strings of a stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar, against the spaced frets of the...
4428273 Automatic chorder for stringed instruments  
An apparatus to facilitate playing of a stringed musical instrument such as a guitar, banjo or the like especially when used for chording. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on a musical...
4363256 Easy fret  
A manual, mechanical chord or note selecting device mounted on a fretted, stringed, musical instrument, said device having a convenient leverage means for faster, easier keying.
4331059 Accompanying device for playing stringed instruments  
An accompanying device for attachment to the neck of a string instrument, such as a guitar, for assisting in the playing of the selected chords to conform to a complete tone or melody. The device...
4249450 Guitar and chord playing attachment pivotally mounted thereon  
A guitar having four strings, two frets and an attachment pivotally mounted between the frets whereby the three principal chords of any key to which it has been tuned may be obtained clearly.
4228718 Magic chorder  
Both finger and foot operated, electrical keyboards supply current through connectors to fret selecting devices which are mounted on fretted, stringed, musical instruments, said devices being...
4154134 Chord playing attachment for stringed instruments  
A chord playing attachment for stringed instruments, such as guitars and the like, wherein combinations of string depressors are pressed down on the strings to produce a chord. The string...
4112805 Chord locater for stringed musical instruments  
A device mounted on the neck of a stringed musical instrument such as a guitar, to facilitate the playing of chords on the musical instrument. The device includes a housing reciprocably mounted on...
4030400 Chord playing attachment for a stringed instrument  
Apparatus for exerting pressure on several strings of a stringed instrument simultaneously by operation of a pushbutton which transmits either hydraulically or pneumatically or by flexible cable...
3995523 Devices for use with stringed musical instruments  
A device for use in playing a stringed instrument comprises a base plate which is adapted to be fitted above the strings and which carries at least one pair of keys connected by a cross-bar by...
3915051 Stringed instrument chord player  
A chord playing attachment for stringed musical instruments with combination attachment mounting and spacer brackets positioned generally at the four corners of the attachment and adjustably...
3851558 MECHANICAL CHORD FRETTER FOR FRETTED INSTRUMENTS  
A mechanical fretting device is detachably placed over a predetermined number of frets and extends across all strings of the finger board of a guitar or other stringed fretted instrument. A card...
3837255 PORTABLE GUITAR CHORDER  
A portable guitar chording device using battery powered logic and selection circuitry is provided for producing desired chords on a conventional guitar or other stringed musical instruments. Two...
3805664 CHORD SELECTOR APPARATUS FOR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A chord selector for a stringed musical instrument comprising: a support carriage adapted for attachment to a musical instrument; a plurality of string depressors mounted on the support carriage...
3776088 CHORD PLAYING ATTACHMENT FOR STRING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A chord playing attachment for fastening onto the neck of a string musical instrument, which attachment utilizes a plurality of weighted pressure feet actuated by buttons and disposed in proper...
3682036 DIGITAL/ELECTRON LOGIC AND ELECTROMECHANICAL CONTROL FOR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  
A stringed musical instrument having individual solenoids controlling dampers for the various strings. Chords can be played by energizing selected solenoids. Push-button switches are employed in...
3568560 AUTO CHORD DEVICE  
Apparatus for playing chords on a guitar which enables a rapid change between chord positions, including the major, minor, and dominant seventh chords of two keys separated by five half-tones. The...
3446108 CHORD PLAYING ATTACHMENT FOR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  
3439571 STRINGED INSTRUMENT HAVING IMPROVED TUNING AND CHORDING MEANS  
3433112 CHORD-FORMING DEVICE FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENT  
3422717 CHORD PLAYING ATTACHMENT FOR FRETTED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  
3178722 Chord attachment for guitars  
3154994 Chord forming device for string instruments  
3129626 Chord-forming attachment for stringed musical instrument  
3011380 Chord playing attachment for stringed musical instruments  
2798398 Chord playing attachment  

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