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8716583 Musical learning and interaction through shapes  
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for musical learning and interaction. Embodiments include presenting a grouping of keys that share the same tonal...
8716586 Process and device for synthesis of an audio signal according to the playing of an instrumentalist that is carried out on a vibrating body  
Process for synthesis of a synthesized audio signal, in which at least one audio signal of contact is produced for each excitation contact of a sequence of contacts carried out on a vibrating body...
8718803 Method for calculating measures of similarity between time signals  
A method for calculating measures of similarity between time signals, which includes: acquiring and comparing data (xi, yj) of time signals (X, Y);assigning a one or a zero to every two compared...
8717202 Force sensitive input devices and methods  
Illustrative embodiments of force sensitive input devices and methods are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a force sensitive input device may comprise a button movable along a first axis...
8716585 Customizable electronic musical instrument and user interface  
A customizable electronic musical instrument comprising a mounting frame for securing a plurality of user-installable electronic musical modules of various types including a type for generating at...
8716588 Key press switch for electronic piano  
A key press switch includes a main body portion configured to contact a pseudo hammer of the electronic piano and a contact portion provided in a part of the main body portion to contact the...
8716587 Musical instruments  
Musical instruments are described including a first portion designed to be operated by one hand of a player and a second portion designed to be operated by the other hand. The two portions include...
8710347 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument  
Based on acceleration-sensor values from a three-dimensional acceleration sensor 23, CPU 21 of a performance apparatus 11 determines a timing at which a musical tone is generated. Further, based...
8712566 Segmentation of a product markup image based on color and color differences  
An input image of a customizable product comprising a markup is partitioned into a plurality of image regions based on color and color differences. The partitioning comprises assigning a color...
8710344 Piano keyboard with key touch point detection  
The present invention relates to an application for an iPad or similar electronic device having a touch screen. It provides a sensor to detect the touch position along the vertical length of a key...
8710341 Guitar strap attachment means  
A guitar strap attachment means (also called the “strap plug” herein) preferably comprises two main components that are integrally formed together. A shaft member, in a preferred embodiment is...
8710340 String changing tool with a quick connector assembly and worm gear string cutter  
A string changing device is disclosed. The device comprises an elongated socket that surrounds the tuner button of the instrument. A lever extends from the socket and is attached to a handle. The...
8710337 Tone enhancement bracket  
A tone enhancement bracket retrofitted to a guitar. The bracket includes an upper plate, a lower plate, and at least one cylinder mounted therebetween. The bracket may be installed in plurality to...
8710338 Apparatus for tuning a musical instrument, and a related instrument  
An apparatus for tuning a stringed musical instrument is provided. The apparatus includes a saddle configured for receivably engaging one of the ends of the string, a fastener extending through a...
8710343 Music composition automation including song structure  
A music composition automation system includes logic to assign metadata to an audio recording to divide a melody in the recording into sections, and to identify song form section types for the...
8712771 Automated difference recognition between speaking sounds and music  
The present invention relates to means and methods of automated difference recognition between speech and music signals in voice communication systems, devices, telephones, and methods, and more...
8710339 Tuning peg for a stringed instrument  
A tuning peg for a stringed instrument, in particular a guitar, having a winding section on which a string runs and a fastening means for fixing a free end of the string. To this end, a tuning peg...
8710345 Performance apparatus, a method of controlling the performance apparatus and a program recording medium  
A performance apparatus prevents a player's unintentional motion from being detected as a playing, thereby generating no sound, when the player plays a virtual musical instrument. The performance...
8710342 Steplessly adjustable cymbal locating device  
A steplessly adjustable cymbal locating device includes a housing having a first receiving space and a notch; a rotating mechanism having a second receiving space and being clamped in the first...
8710346 Touch screen guitar  
A synthetic guitar includes a body, a neck extending from the body, and at least one touch sensor at the neck for indicating finger position of a user. The body has a receptacle for removably...
8707338 Visual enhancement for turntable playback  
An apparatus for enhancing media playback on a turntable, such as an audio record turntable, includes an illumination apparatus. The illumination apparatus is generally placed on the turntable's...
8704074 Pickup system for stringed musical instruments comprises of non-humbucking pickups with noise cancelling by current injection  
This embodiment is a noise cancellation system for electric stringed instrument comprises of passive pickup circuit with non humbucking pickup coils called a signal coil. Each signal coil senses...
8704067 Musical score playing device and musical score playing program  
A musical score playing device including a prescribed measure time calculating module; a measure playing time calculating module; a comparing module for comparing the calculated prescribed measure...
8706506 Waveform compressing apparatus, waveform decompressing apparatus, and method of producing compressed data  
In a waveform compressing apparatus, a trial mode selecting portion selects a trial mode having the highest compression rate from a plurality of candidate modes which have not been selected before...
8704069 Method for creating a beat-synchronized media mix  
Methods for beat synchronization between media assets are described. In one embodiment, beat synchronized media mixes can be automatically created. By way of example, a beat synchronized event mix...
8704065 Shoulder support  
The invention relates to a shoulder support (30) for a bowed instrument having a support element (32) for placing on the shoulder and/or chest of the player. To that end, there is provision...
8704073 Interactive digital music recorder and player  
A digital multi-media device provides features for a user unskilled in musical arts or sound handling techniques that provides automatic musical score composition in accordance with contained...
8704072 Simulating several instruments using a single virtual instrument  
A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may connect input mechanisms of an input...
8704068 Music synchronization arrangement  
The invention generally pertains to a hand-held computing device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling the speed of the music so as to...
8704066 Removable fretboard stickers with musical indicia  
The present invention is a device and method for teaching note locations, fretboard patterns, scales, and chords on the fingerboard of a fretted stringed instrument (“fretboard”), such as an...
8706170 Miniature communications gateway for head mounted display  
A head mounted display (HMD) system includes a number of separately and uniquely packaged components. A first component is a headset that incorporates at least a microphone input and speaker...
8704070 System and method for mapping and displaying audio source locations  
The present invention relates generally to a method and system for defining a reference sound position and producing an indicia proximate thereto in relation to one or more sound characteristics....
8704071 Method and system for generating sequences of musical tones  
In a method for generating musical tones, a plurality of raw data sequences are generated using at least one recursive system implemented by a computing system. The plurality of raw data sequences...
8704075 Guitar pickup assembly  
A guitar pickup assembly which would allow a guitar player to blend the sound of two or more pickups smoothly as the player desires via the use of a foot pedal. The guitar pickup assembly includes...
8697971 Musical instrument training aid  
A teaching aid for players of brass instruments is described that includes at least one rectangular paddle connected to a handle at one end. The rectangular paddle is dimensioned to have a height...
8697973 Touch sensitive control with visual indicator  
A music touch control system for an audio performance product is disclosed. The system includes a touch control surface configured and arranged to set and cause activation for playing a tone in an...
8697978 Systems and methods for providing multi-region instrument support in an audio player  
A method for providing multi-region instrument support in an audio player is described. A set of user defined instruments and a set of MIDI data is received. At least one multi-region instrument...
8699727 Visually-assisted mixing of audio using a spectral analyzer  
Processor-implemented methods and systems for visually-assisted mixing of audio using a spectral analyzer are disclosed. The system calculates and displays a spectral view for each track in an...
8697977 Dynamic lighting for musical instrument  
This display is a light-emitting display that is capable of creating unique and/or pleasing visual effects. It incorporates a light-emitting diode (LED) display into a sound-generating portion of...
8697972 Method and apparatus for computer-mediated timed sight reading with assessment  
A music sight-reading apparatus comprises a library of music to be displayed; a display unit for displaying music selected from the library to a user; a timer for displaying the sheet music for a...
8697975 Musical performance-related information output device, system including musical performance-related information output device, and electronic musical instrument  
Provided are a musical performance-related information output device and a musical performance system capable of superimposing musical performance-related information on an audio signal without...
8697970 Cymbal mounting assembly  
This disclosure relates to cymbal mounting assemblies, and provides viscoelastic washers for mounting a musical cymbal onto a conventional cymbal stand to preserve the integrity of the cymbal.
8697969 Tremolo assembly  
A bridge assembly having a saddle plate, a tremolo block, and a bushing extending through the saddle plate and tremolo block. The bushing has an internal bore, and an engagement member extends...
8697976 Parameter setting apparatus having separate operators for course and fine adjustments for the same parameter  
Each parameter is provided with increase/decrease switches and a slider. In a case where a user desires seamless rough control of the value of a target parameter, the user is to use the slider. In...
8697974 Musical notation system  
The system of musical notation includes a series of alphabetic characters “C”, “D”, “E”, “F”, “G”, “A” and “B” representing tones C through B, and a series of alphabetic characters “H”, “I”, “J”,...
8692102 Pickup cable for stringed instrument  
A pickup cable for a stringed instrument can switch between the output of the direct vibrational sound of strings and the output of the sound from the stringed instrument body generated by the...
8693705 Response waveform synthesis method and apparatus  
Using frequency characteristics determined for individual ones of a plurality of analyzed bands of a predetermined audio frequency range with frequency resolution that becomes finer in order of...
8692101 Stringed instrument for connection to a computer to implement DSP modeling  
Disclosed is a stringed instrument that includes a plurality of strings and a pickup to which each of the plurality of strings is respectively coupled that is connectable to a computer to...
8692099 System and methodology of coordinated collaboration among users and groups  
A musical workstation system produces a display presentation in one of a musical composition responsive to musical composition data and responsive to one or both of input variables and a selected...
8692098 Leg lever adjustment device for hi-hat musical cymbals  
A leg lever adjustment device for a hi-hat musical cymbals device to enable variable adjustment of spacing between an upper cymbal and lower cymbal without the need for hand or foot operation,...