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8802953 Scoring of free-form vocals for video game  
A music based video game in which a game player's singing performance is digitally sampled while the player performs a free-form vocal over a prerecorded musical composition. Aspects of the game...
8802952 Keyboard device for electronic musical instrument  
A keyboard device includes plural white and black keys 11w,11b that rock according to a key depression/release operation. Positions of key support portions 13w,13b supporting the plural white and...
8802949 Pitch altering mechanism for reeded instrument  
A system for altering the pitch produced by a reed of a reeded instrument. The system comprises a reed having a first portion structured to be coupled to the instrument and a second portion...
8796530 Musical instrument with acoustic transducer  
The musical instrument has a acoustic transducer, which transforms an excitation signal generated by at least one resonator into an acoustic signal. The acoustic transducer is provided with an...
8796524 Stringed instrument improvements  
This disclosure relates to improvements to a stringed musical instrument, and to guitar embodiments for use with transposing and non transposing vibrato mechanisms. Vibrato devices for guitars are...
8796528 Performance system  
A performance system includes a plurality of performance information output devices, a storage device, and a plurality of automatic performance devices. At least one performance information output...
8796525 Musical instrument stand  
A musical instrument stand is disclosed that includes at least, a pair of legs pivotally secured to a support portion and disposed within a leg retention channel of the support portion when the...
8796527 Tone reproduction apparatus and method  
Watermark information indicative of content of music piece performance data to be reproduced in synchronism with a first audio signal is embedded into the first audio signal, and the resultant...
8796529 Ergonomic electronic musical instrument with pseudo-strings  
An ergonomic, portable, electronic, string-like instrument that utilizes a pseudo-string interface. The pseudo-string interface is tactile for sightless playability and capable of advanced input...
8796531 Programmable pickup director switching system and method of use  
A programmable pickup director switching system for a musical instrument having a plurality of pickup coils and a pickup director control board communicatively interconnected to the plurality of...
8796526 Booklet handling apparatus and booklet handling method  
According to one embodiment, a booklet handling apparatus includes a take in unit to take in a booklet in a closed state, a conveying unit to convey the booklet taken in by the take in unit to a...
8791352 Electrostatic speaker unit for musical instrument  
A speaker unit used for a musical instrument and configured to generate music sounds based on a performance operation in a main body of the musical instrument, including: an electrostatic speaker;...
8791351 Magnetic flux concentrator for increasing the efficiency of an electromagnetic pickup  
An electromagnetic pickup adapted to be secured to a stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar or bass or the like, of the type having a plurality of magnetic strings of ferromagnetic...
8791347 Stave percussion drum  
A percussion drum including a plurality of vertical staves held together by mechanically interlocking joints on the side edges of the staves.
8791349 Flash memory based stored sample electronic music synthesizer  
A flash-memory based stored-sample electronic music synthesizer enables the electronic reproduction of a large number of independent voices while accommodating the exacting demands of voice...
8791348 Adjustment assembly for snare wires  
An adjustment assembly for snare wires includes an adjustment unit and a pressing unit respectively located on two opposite positions of the shell of a snare drum. The adjustment unit has a body...
8791350 Accompaniment data generating apparatus  
An accompaniment data generating apparatus has a phrase waveform data storing portion for storing sets of phrase waveform data each indicative of a phrase of accompaniment tones preformed at a...
8785761 Sound-generation controlling apparatus, a method of controlling the sound-generation controlling apparatus, and a program recording medium  
An electronic drum set is provided, which allows a user to give a performance, feeling as if the user is playing acoustic drums. The electronic drum set DS is provided with a foot board, a...
8785758 Electronic hi-hat cymbal controller  
An electronic hi-hat cymbal controller is disclosed. The controller includes a hi-hat cymbal stand with a foot pedal configured and arranged to mechanically lift a control shaft. A lower cymbal is...
8785756 Angle adjuster for music stand and keyboard instrument with angle adjuster  
An angle adjuster for a music stand includes: a pair of thick portions having a thickness equivalent to a thickness of a two-fold hinge in a folded state and arranged to be mutually parallel; and...
8785757 Musical instruction and assessment systems  
The invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatus for assessing a musical performance. The musical performance can include a user's performance of a musical instrument. MIDI or audio notes...
8785759 Electric keyboard musical instrument, method executed by the same, and storage medium  
An electric keyboard musical instrument 10 includes: keys 32; third switches 36 that detect that the keys 32 are pressed down to a position x3; various switches 12 to 15 that receive a selection...
8785760 System and method for applying a chain of effects to a musical composition  
A method for applying audio effects to one or more tracks off musical compilation is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a first virtual musician to be associated with a first instrument...
8779273 Power supply device for guitar  
Disclosed herein is a power supply device for supplying power to a pickup device for a guitar. The pickup device includes a battery casing detachably provided with a battery for supplying power to...
8779269 Music content display apparatus and method  
A storage section stores therein a plurality of music content items each including image data of one or more pages. An order is determined of two or more of the music content items stored in the...
8779264 Adjustable drum pedal  
Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide an adjustable drum pedal assembly. One or more levers may be slideably adjustable with respect to a drive shaft of the pedal. The...
8779262 Capo  
A spring operated capo that includes two jaws with graspable handles and a spring that urges the two jaws to close on the neck of a stringed musical instrument. The spring exerts a force on the...
8779266 System and method for adaptive content rendition  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for adaptive content rendition, the method comprising receiving media content for playback to a user, adapting the media content...
8779271 Tonal component detection method, tonal component detection apparatus, and program  
There is provided a tonal component detection method including performing a time-frequency transformation on an input time signal to obtain a time-frequency distribution, detecting a peak in a...
8779259 Friction reduction in an electric guitar  
A reduced-friction pad is positioned between a tremolo and a guitar body. The pad substantially prevents direct contact between the tremolo and the guitar body, and reduces friction produced when...
8779268 System and method for producing a more harmonious musical accompaniment  
A system and process for producing a more harmonious musical accompaniment for a musical compilation, the process comprising determining a plurality of probable key signatures for the musical...
8779258 Stringed musical instrument using spring tension  
A tensioner for a string on a stringed musical instrument is provided. The tensioner can include an elongated body, at least two spring modulation members, a spring modulation support, and at...
8779274 Electronic signal processor  
An electronic signal processor for processing signals includes a complex first filter, one or more gain stages and a second filter. The first filter is characterized by a frequency response curve...
8779257 Stringed instrument  
A stringed instrument has a body, a neck connected to the body, strings extending from the body to a distal end of the neck, frets on the neck under the strings, and at least one spike between two...
8779267 Musical performance apparatus  
A musical performance apparatus has a waveform memory WM in which sample values indicative of waveforms of a plurality of tones are stored so that the sampling periods correspond to addresses. The...
8779270 Operation detection apparatus  
Operation detection apparatus includes a sensor section, and a pad formed of a transparent or translucent material and including at least one hitting portion provided on its surface. The hitting...
8779263 Channeled shaker  
A percussive shaker instrument with improved control in producing rhythmic sound and capable of producing different percussive sounds in a single shaker is disclosed. The shaker comprises one or...
8782557 Ordered multiple selection user interface  
Techniques and mechanisms providing a visual indication of ordinal ranks of objects in an ordered list. When an object is selected for the ordered list, an ordinal rank for the object within the...
8779272 Musical sound producing apparatus, recording medium and musical sound producing method  
In the present invention, a click sound corresponding to key depression speed is generated, and the production timings of fundamental and harmonic components respectively corresponding to each...
8779265 Networks of portable electronic devices that collectively generate sound  
Systems and methods for collectively generating sound are provided. A sound composition can include multiple component pieces and those component pieces can be divided amongst devices so that the...
8777747 System and method for playing a music video game with a drum system game controller  
A system and method for playing a multi-player music video game with a drum system video game controller is provided. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a method for providing a drum solo...
8779260 Movable capo device  
A guitar capo device utilized by a user on a guitar fret board that includes a casing that includes a generally rectangular portion and a side attachment portion that runs across the guitar fret...
8779256 Keyboard apparatus  
A keyboard apparatus capable of enhancing the return capability of hammer assemblies upon key release to improve the capability of repeated key striking and capable of reducing a height size of...
8779261 Converter for fretted instruments  
A device for converting a conventional Spanish guitar into an instrument which can be played like a Hawaiian guitar and/or used to modify the tone, pitch, key, timber and/or chord of a stringed...
8772618 Mixing automatic accompaniment input and musical device input during a loop recording  
Provided are a method, electronic musical instrument, and computer storage device for mixing automatic accompaniment input and musical device input during a loop recording. During a first loop...
8772616 Education guitar and method of manufacture  
A stringed instrument having a series of note references laser etched into a fingerboard. Each note reference is located respective to a position along a length of a respective string to generated...
8772614 Marked precoated strings and method of manufacturing same  
A coated string for a stringed device which includes a coating applied to the surface of the string. The coating includes a base layer bonded to the surface of the string and an at least partially...
8772613 Guitar with double carve sound board  
A stringed musical instrument body with a front plate having an integral cavity defined by a tail end inner edge, a neck end inner edge, a bass side inner edge, and a treble side inner edge is...
8774953 Information processing device, control method therefor, and program  
An information processing device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the following elements: a detection unit configured to detect an amount of change in position of an...
8772615 Adjustment drive for adjusting the string tension of a stringed instrument  
A combined manual and motorized adjustment drive for adjusting the string tension of a stringed instrument having a tuning peg, a drive motor, a force-transmitting member for transmitting a drive...