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6111179 Electronic musical instrument having guitar-like chord selection and keyboard note selection  
A musical instrument, comprising a neck and a body. A chord selector is present on the neck, and a note selector is present on the body. The chord selector comprises a plurality of locations, each...
6087574 Electronic piano  
To provide an electronic piano maintaining a compact appearance and providing the key touch equivalent to that of an acoustic piano. A hammer equivalent member is composed of a butt, a L-shaped...
6087575 Keyboard device for keyboard-based musical instrument  
A keyboard device for a keyboard-based musical instrument comprises a plurality of chassis arranged in a left-to-right direction, and a plurality of keys attached to the plurality of chassis for...
6060653 Method and apparatus for adjusting keys of a musical keyboard instrument from a weighted action to synthesizer feel  
A musical keyboard instrument (EM1) keyboard which has a plurality of keys, a common pivot point for said keys and a spring biases each key to a uniform position, each key having an associated...
6051767 Keyboard musical instrument having key inertia device  
A keyboard apparatus with at least one key having a rotation fulcrum and an exterior front end face on the opposite side of the rotation fulcrum in a performer side. The exterior front end face of...
6037534 Keyboard musical instrument and electric tutor for guiding fingers on keyboard  
An electric tutor is assembled with an upright piano having a keyboard and a key stop rail laterally extending over the rear end portions of the black/white keys, and includes a comb-like flexible...
6020549 Apparatus and methods for modifying piano keyboards  
Aspects of the present invention provide relatively inexpensive methods and apparatus for modifying existing pianos to provide interchangeable keyboards of different sizes without sacrificing or...
6005178 Electronic musical instrument simulating acoustic piano keytouch characteristics  
A keyboard assembly for an electronic musical instrument comprises at least a plurality of keys, a key support member and a plurality of key-return springs. The key support member rotatably...
6002078 Keyboard assembly for electronic musical instrument  
An keyboard assembly for an electronic musical instrument is mainly constructed by a key frame, a key, a key switch and an assembly guide member. A fixing portion of the key is supported by the...
5986202 Electronic keyboard instrument  
A silent electronic keyboard instrument for operation in conjunction with a synthesizer for transmitting sound only electronically to a headphone terminal, and exhibiting keyboard operation...
5962800 Scale-based music notation system  
A musical notation system which displays the seven notes of any chosen scale on a staff of eight lines and seven spaces, which are typically arranged in a vertical fashion, and which is a...
5945617 Piano keyboard device including improved support chassis and optional action simulation mechanism, and a method of assembling thereof  
A plate-like member or rib 19 is extended in a back-to-front direction of a key 14. The height of a rear end of a flat portion 12 is regulated by an upper flange portion 21c and a lower flange...
5942705 Leaf spring and mounting construction of the same  
A mounting construction of an elongated leaf spring deformed in an S-letter configuration and engaged at opposite ends thereof with a pair of spaced support members in a compressed condition to...
5932825 Keyboard apparatus with white keys and black keys having substantially the same action members  
A keyboard apparatus has a support member and a plurality of white keys and black keys. Each of the white keys and the black keys has a fulcrum section and a driving section, and are pivotally...
5929357 Keyboard assembly having plurality of keys formed integrally with common key support  
A keyboard assembly comprises at least one key unit including a plurality of keys each having a front end and a base end, a common key support supporting the keys, and a connecting portion...
5900571 Two dimensional musical instrument with three-quarter steps along one dimension  
A musical instrument includes a two-dimension array of note producing elements wherein the elements along one dimension of the array have three-quarter steps or increasing fundamental frequencies...
5898117 Antibacterial keyboard  
An object is to provide an antibacterial keyboard which keeps to be clean and can be prevented from being discolored by growing or grown bacteria. Methyl methacrylate resin as acrylic resin, and a...
5895875 Keyboard assembly for electronic musical instrument  
A keyboard assembly for an electronic musical instrument comprises at least a plurality of keys, a key support member and a plurality of key-return springs. The key support member rotatably...
5841053 Simplified keyboard and electronic musical instrument  
Disclosed is an electronic musical instrument comprised of operators organized in repeating patterns of seven. The operators are electronically interpreted to correspond only to the valid notes of...
5834668 Keyboarding apparatus for electronic musical instrument with simplified mass member and method of making mass member  
A keyboard apparatus having keys and mass members that are relatively light in weight and low in cost and yet provide a good key touch feeling that is comparable to the key touch feeling of a...
5824928 Keyboard apparatus for musical instrument  
A keyboard apparatus for a musical instrument which includes a laterally elongated frame structure made of synthetic resin, a plurality of keys arranged in parallel on the frame structure and...
5811702 Keyboard musical instrument having hammer heads formed of metallic powder containing synthetic resin and process of fabricating hammer assembly  
A keyboard music instrument includes a keyboard, key action mechanisms functionally connected to keys of the keyboard, strings assigned notes of a scale and hammer assemblies for striking the...
5741990 Method of and means for producing musical note relationships  
In a method of and means for producing musical note relationships there is provided an array of staggered lines or rows or columns of symbols, in which each symbol represents a musical note. Each...
5696340 Keyboards for electronic pianos  
Improvements to keyboards for electronic pianos and the like, wherein a support, preferably made of sheet metal, with a U-shaped section and a flat section and provided with a number of hammers...
5691490 Stringed musical instrument with keyboard  
A stringed musical instrument such as an electric or acoustic guitar and a bass guitar in combination with a piano-type keyboard. The musical instrument of the present invention includes a body...
5646648 Musically enhanced computer keyboard and method for entering musical and textual information into computer systems  
A musically enhanced computer keyboard (12) (FIG. 3) having a portion 106 (FIG. 5 ) resembling a partial piano style keyboard having a standard "QWERTY" alpha-numeric key arrangement (102) and a...
5635655 Apparatus, with oil damper, for opening and closing fall board of musical keyboard instrument  
An apparatus, with an oil damper for damping the closing of a fall board on a main body of a musical keyboard and permits opening of such keyboard without damping when the fall board is opened....
5610356 Keyboard musical instrument having hammer stopper exactly position at blocking position  
A keyboard musical instrument selectively enters into an acoustic sound mode for generating acoustic piano tones and an electronic sound mode for generating electronic sounds instead of the...
5565636 Keyboard musical instrument equipped with driving unit for hammer stopper located in wide space in front of hammer assemblies  
A keyboard musical instrument has a hammer stopper provided between strings and hammer assemblies and operative to prevent the strings from hammer heads for electronically producing sounds in...
5507215 Keyboard assembly  
A keyboard assembly is to be connected to a keyboard port of a host computer and includes a keyboard housing having opposite first and second horizontal faces and opposite vertical side walls at...
5505115 Keyboard key return and motion sensing mechanisms incorporating a swing arm  
A keyboard includes a key which drives a swing arm. The swing arm transfers return force from a coil spring or other return force mechanism to the key. The rotational axis of the swing arm is...
5487321 Keyboard lid, its open-close structure and arm members for keyed instrument  
An apparatus for slidingly opening and closing a keyboard lid for covering a keyboard of a keyed instrument between an open position and a close is provided. The keyboard lid has a front end with...
5483861 Keyboard instrument equipped with durable hammer stopper for selectively producing acoustic sounds and synthesized sounds  
In order to allow a player to perform a music without an acoustic sound, a stopper blocks hammer shanks before impacts of hammer heads to strings, and recesses substantially conformal to the...
5465644 Stand structure for a keyed instrument  
A stand structure for a keyed instrument having a main body with a keyboard at the front thereof, the stand structure including a first side plate and a second side plate, the first side plate and...
5463925 Split-keyboard midi controller  
An electronic music keyboard that folds in the middle bottom-to-bottom, and pivots in the middle, back-to-back. When fully open along both planes, the keyboard looks and performs in a conventional...
5463184 Keyboard instrument having a catcher stopper for silent operation on keyboard  
An acoustic piano, an electronic sound producing system and a controlling system form a keyboard instrument for selectively producing acoustic sounds and electronically synthesized sounds, and the...
5433131 Keyboard cover apparatus for electronic keyboard instrument  
A keyboard cover apparatus for an electronic keyboard instrument has a keyboard main body having a supporting member on each side thereof. A keyboard cover member has an arm on each side thereof...
5430913 Keyboard instrument for the natural tone system  
A keyboard instrument for the natural tone system with at least one keyboard whose keys are assigned to the overtones in a predetermined sequence. According to the invention, the keyboard is...
5428186 Keyboard instrument selectively entering into acoustic sound mode and silent mode through angular motion of key bed structure  
An acoustic piano is equipped with an electronic sound generating system, and a key bed structure is angularly movable between an acoustic sound mode and an electronic sound mode for changing gaps...
5404788 Musical instrument with keyboard  
A keyboard for a musical instrument based on a twelve note per octave scale has keys on at least two playing rows, including a front playing row and a rear playing row. The front playing row...
5353675 Open-close structure for a keyed instrument  
An open-close structure of a slide lid of a keyed instrument which guides the sliding motion of the slide lid includes a pair of inside plates each being arranged at each side of a keyboard and...
5330848 Resonator body for drums  
A resonator body for musical drum instruments is formed by shaping and gluing together several superimposed material layers, particularly wood veneer layers or plywood layers. The resonator body...
5323679 Ergonomic musical instrument keyboard  
A highly ergonomic keyboard system provides a unified fingering system for both right and left hands in which the fingering is the same in all key signatures with more natural and comfortable...
5251529 Solenoid mounting system for a keyboard instrument  
A solenoid mounting system for attaching keyboard striking solenoid assemblies to a keyboard musical instrument is disclosed. Provided is a mounting rail having a top border, a bottom border, a...
5233899 Universal keyboard for hand  
A universal keyboard for hand in which the keys are composed of main keys for natural tones and subkeys for derivative tones, the keys being arranged in the order of musical scale of half tones...
5088378 Method of adapting a typewriter keyboard to control the production of music  
A method of adapting a keyboard musical instrument to produce sound in response to the activation of keys included in a typewriter keyboard is disclosed. A standard typewriter keyboard is coupled...
5003859 Percussive action modular electronic keyboard  
An improved percussive action electronic keyboard for play as a musical instrument of the type having pivoted playing keys having camming surfaces distal from finger contact surfaces thereof,...
4972752 Microtonal key module and system  
A microtonal key module includes a central key and a number of surrounding keys clustered about the central key. The central key and the surrounding keys establish among each other a progression...
4926734 Graphic/tactile musical keyboard and nomographic music notation  
A graphic/tactile musical instruction system includes a three-row equal temperament whole tone graphic/tactile keyboard and a nomographic system of music notation. In a first embodiment of the...
4914999 Keyboard assembly for forming keyboard apparatus of electronic musical instrument  
A keyboard assembly for forming a keyboard apparatus of an electronic musical instrument, including a combination of at least two key units each having a plurality of key members and an elongated...

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