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8664506 Electronic percussion instrument and recording medium with program recorded therein  
An electronic percussion instrument including: a detecting section which is provided in a stick and detects acceleration and angular speed based on movement of the stick; a first timing generating...
8664504 Metadata type for media data format  
A media data format is described along with devices, methods, computer readable media and a propagating signal in relation to the media data format. The media data format comprises a music data...
8664503 Musical notation and method of teaching same  
The invention provides an apparatus and method for notating music for a harmonica. The apparatus incorporates a vertical staff in which vertical lines or tracks represent individual notes, the...
8666696 Reed testing device for single-reed instrument  
Objective index is indicated with respect to the characteristic comparison between the front and the back sides of the reed, the right and left balance, and the hardness characteristic compared to...
8664501 Vocal tuning device for microphones  
A vocal tuning device for use with a microphone is provided, comprising a housing having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end includes a first connector operably matable with a...
8664502 System and method for musical education  
A method of locating, discovering, and memorizing the names of the notes for acoustic and electric stringed musical instruments is disclosed. The method includes joining the frontal view of the...
8664500 Musical instrument stand  
A drum stand includes a center pipe, a fixed collar, a first movable collar, a second movable collar, legs, and stays. The fixed collar is secured to the lower end of the center pipe. The first...
8664505 Method for synchronizing at least one multimedia peripheral of a portable communication device with an audio file, and corresponding portable communication device  
A method for synchronizing a number R greater than or equal to 1 of multimedia peripherals (6) of a portable communication device with an audio file (1), comprising the steps of extracting a...
8664507 Musical instrument pickup and methods  
Musical instrument pickups and methods of constructing same to achieve a user-desired signal output level and a user-desired tonal characteristic from a stringed instrument are disclosed. The...
8664508 Musical performance device, method for controlling musical performance device and program storage medium  
An object of the present invention is to provide a musical performance device by which the arrangement of a virtual musical instrument set is suitably changed based on the position of the...
8664497 Double keyboard piano system  
A double keyboard piano system is provided. The double keyboard piano system may include a first automatic player piano, a second automatic player piano, and a double keyboard console including a...
8664498 Guitar pick  
A hand-held guitar pick includes a distal end which is twisted at a compound angle with respect to the body of the pick so as to align the tip of the pick with the guitar strings. The compound...
8664499 Nose pipe instrument capable of modulating the tone thereof  
Disclosed is a nose pipe instrument capable of modulating the tone thereof. The nose pipe instrument capable of modulating the tone thereof enables a modulating plate to slide to adjust the length...
8658876 Musical instrument carrier and related methods  
A body-supportable musical-instrument carrier, comprises a rigid frame substantially conforming to shoulder and upper back regions of a user; a belly plate; first mounting members mountable on the...
8658875 Drum tuning and tuning stabilization mechanism  
A drum tuning stabilizer including a threaded lug screw shaft which can be rotated along its axis to adjust the tension on a drum head by changing the position of a drum hoop relative to the...
8658879 Active bridge for stringed musical instruments  
A method of making musical sounds from a musical instrument may include amplifying musical sounds from vibrations of a vibrating element when a musical instrument is played, sensing forces between...
8658877 Lighting systems and related methods  
A lighting system. Implementations may include an AC input power source coupled with a power conditioning and control module adapted output a low voltage high frequency pulse width modulated (PWM)...
8658878 Interventive diagnostic device  
Apparatus and methods are described for facilitating improving health of a user. In accordance with some applications, a first physiological variable, which is indicative of a voluntary action of...
8653352 Vibration generator  
From analog music information in which the sounds of a plurality of musical instruments are mixed, sound data corresponding to the register of the reproduced sound of a bass guitar and sound data...
8653349 System and method for musical collaboration in virtual space  
A system and method for musical collaboration in virtual space is described. This method is based on the exchange of data relating to position, direction and selection of musical sounds and...
8653351 Systems for combining inputs from electronic musical instruments and devices  
An apparatus for combining input signals produced by a plurality of electric musical devices includes a plurality of audio buses and a plurality of segments. Each segment includes input circuitry...
8653346 Harmonica adapted for chordal jamming and method and use of same for improving pulmonary function  
A harmonica is provided comprising a blow reed plate having a plurality of blow reeds, a draw reed plate having a plurality of draw reeds, and a comb having a plurality of air channels therein,...
8653354 Audio synthesizing systems and methods  
A system and method is disclosed teach how to synthesizing audio. It allows specification of a musical sound to be generated. It synthesizes an audio source, such as noise, using parameters to...
8653350 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument  
A performance apparatus 11 extends in a longitudinal direction to be held by a player, and is provided with an acceleration sensor 23. CPU 21 of the performance apparatus 11 gives a sound source...
8653345 Replaceable nut  
Devices, apparatus, and methods of using a replaceable nut with built on fret for a stringed instruments, such as for guitars and banjos. The novel combined zero glide nut with fret can be used as...
8653347 Headjoint crown assembly with extension unit  
Crown assemblies are described, having novel extension units, selectable vibrational lengths, stoppers with flexible coupling to the crown and regulated pressure against a headjoint tube, and...
8653353 Electronic keyboard musical instrument  
An electronic keyboard musical instrument, including: a key; a mass body driven by a depressed key for pivotally moving in a movement region between a rest position and an end position; a back...
8656043 Adaptive personalized presentation or playback, using user action(s)  
Apparatus and method for providing an adaptive personalized entertainment experience that is customized for each user. Details of playback or presentation of a composition to a user may be...
8653348 Footprint indication kit for percussion instruments  
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to facilitating the reproducible placement of percussive instruments, such as drums, relative to one another. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a...
8653355 Chord-playing robot system and method for controlling the same  
A chord-playing robot system is disclosed. The robot system includes a computer including an anti-collision program, two linear motors, two moving devices, and two finger-like devices. The...
8648239 Rigid plectrum for stringed instruments  
A rigid plectrum (1) for stringed instruments, of the type having a spearhead shape with a pointed front part (2) and a broadened rear part (3) in which, at the lateral walls (4) and (5) forming...
8648242 Interactive electronic apparel incorporating a keyboard image  
Embodiments are directed to a novel technique used to create electronic apparel that is powered by batteries and generates light, or sound in reaction to various sensors on the garment. The wearer...
8648240 Virtual tuning of a string instrument  
In an un-tuned state, the strings of a string instrument are excited, and a standard adjustment factor is determined for each string. When a pitch is generated as a result of a string being...
8646193 Automatic page-turning device and automatic page-turning scan device using the same  
An automatic page-turning scan device for automatically turning and scanning pages of a book includes an automatic page-turning device and a scan module. The automatic page-turning device includes...
8648243 Musical tone generation control device and method  
A tone generation control device sets a setting value for crosstalk cancellation. When vibration generated in a target striking surface is detected, a value indicative of the degree of crosstalk...
8648237 Mandolin with integrated armrest  
A mandolin having an integrated armrest provides a comfortable armrest while still allowing greater flexibility between the top and the sides of the mandolin, resulting in a construction which...
8648238 String instrument  
A stringed musical instrument is disclosed for preferentially adjusting sound harmonics. The stringed musical instrument includes a body having a soundboard with a soundhole formed through the...
8648236 Keyboard apparatus  
A keyboard apparatus wherein a hammer body having movable and stationary engagement portions is configured such that, in its pivotal movement in a forward direction, a click feeling in a key...
8648241 Key determination apparatus and storage medium storing key determination program  
A manipulator information obtaining unit obtains at least a note name corresponding to a manipulator manipulated. A storage device includes a register configured to store at least possible note...
8648244 Percussion instrument and method of manufacture  
A percussion instrument including an acoustic chamber housing having a zigzag shape, a material chamber housing having the zigzag shape, a sound board having the zigzag shape arranged between the...
8646666 Carrier with adjustable parallel track structure for retaining musical instruments  
An instrument carrier is disclosed for supporting one or more drums without using traditional ā€œJā€ rods components. The carrier uses sliders that eliminate the interference with the user's legs and...
8642858 String instrument having a baseball bat body  
A string musical instrument is provided such as a violin comprising a body in the shape of the baseball bat.
8642867 Drumhead tuning rim apparatus and method of use  
A drumhead tuning rim apparatus for securing and tuning a drumhead on a drum shell of a drum, the apparatus comprising a plurality of housing grooved bearing wheels rotatably installed spaced...
8642861 Ultra-high tensile strength maraging steel music instrument string  
A musical instrument string is made of maraging steel and has a tensile strength greater than 430 ksi.
8642862 Mechanical pitch shifter  
A mechanical pitch shifter for changing the pitch of a stringed musical instrument is disclosed. The mechanical pitch shifter engages the musical instrument string between the end of operational...
8642860 String music instrument and sound board  
A musical instrument having strings and a soundboard, wherein the soundboard is excited by the strings by a transducer and is associated with differential stiffening mechanism defining at least...
8642869 Sound reduction enclosure for hi-hat cymbals  
The invention provides a sound reduction enclosure for hi-hat cymbal assemblies, enclosure which can be fastened directly to the hi-hat stand to greatly reduce sound leakage and offer more precise...
8642876 Microprocessor controlled, accelerometer based guitar pickup switching system  
An apparatus and method for selecting combinations of pickups on a guitar or other stringed instrument allows a performer to control the pickup selections without interrupting instrument play....
8642873 Interactive electronic apparel incorporating a drum kit image  
Embodiments are directed to a novel technique used to create electronic apparel that is powered by batteries and generates light, or sound in reaction to various sensors on the garment. The wearer...
8642871 Instructional music reading and instrument playing system and method  
A system and method is provided for instructing students and players to read music notation and to play an instrument. The method includes presenting an interactive display including a graphical...