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8642878 Pickup assemblies, systems and methods for stringed instruments  
A pickup assembly is provided comprising a bridge defining an elongated slot, a saddle at least partially disposed within the slot, and at least one transducer. The slot has a slot end surface and...
8642874 Drum and drum-set tuner  
A resonance tuner receives and digitizes an analog signal in response to a resonance of a structure thereby creating a plurality of time samples. A series of the time samples are buffered upon...
8642875 MIDI re-mapping process for utilizing proper music theory when playing a keyboard  
A process and a system are disclosed for some embodiments of the invention that map MIDI signals in a manner which always puts the harmony and melody octaves of an electronic MIDI keyboard in...
8642865 Musical wind instrument with inner waveguide reflector assembly  
An attachment is provided, which is to be clipped to the bell of a contemporary wind instrument, hereinafter called a horn, such as a trumpet, trombone, euphonium, etc., permitting musical playing...
8642859 Stringed instrument bending stress relief  
A stringed musical instrument including a body connected to a neck and including a stress modification system for reducing bending stress in the neck. The stress modification system includes a...
8642872 Music steering with automatically detected musical attributes  
Described is a technology by which a playback list comprising similar songs is automatically built based on automatically detected/generated song attributes, such as by extracting numeric features...
8642863 Capo  
The invention relates to a capo for use with a stringed instrument. In one aspect, the capo can comprise at least one string compressor, a frame having a longitudinal axis, and a means for...
8642870 Mat and carrier for an object  
A mat is disclosed for engaging an object. A surface supports the mat. The mat comprises a flexible sheet defining a top surface, a bottom surface and an outer edge. A gripper layer is coupled to...
8642866 Musical instrument head mounting device  
A musical drum instrument with a hollow shell having one or more openings, each having the capability of forming a circumferential bearing edge, and a head member having a playing surface. Also...
8642877 Vibration applying assembly  
A vibration applying assembly (VAA) 10 having a base from where extends a vertical tube having attached to its upper end a hollow forked structure and near its lower end a forked cradle. The...
8642864 Multi-purpose plectrum  
The plectrum includes a first lobe, a second lobe, a third lobe, a recessed edge, and a convex edge. Grasping the plectrum with the recessed edge resting against the web between the thumb and...
8642868 Beater bracket and variable drive lever system with variable pivot point spring rotor for bass drum foot pedals  
Described is a bass drum foot pedal having a variable drive lever linkage with variable arc ratios connecting the foot pedal to a beater bracket. The beater bracket is formed with a mounting...
8637755 Keyboard device for electronic musical instrument  
A keyboard device includes hammers 16w,16b that rock with the rocking movement of plural white and black keys 11w,11b. The plural white and black keys 11w,11b include drive units that drive the...
8636255 Stand for a musical instrument  
A stand for a musical instrument which includes a ground-engaging base, a post that extends from the base, and a clamp assembly attached to the post. The clamp assembly includes a pair of clamping...
8637754 Systems and methods for rotating the bell of a musical instrument  
A rotation device is adapted to be installed between the bell of a musical wind instrument and the body of the musical instrument. One or more rotational devices may be controlled by the musician...
8637757 Systems and methods for the creation and playback of animated, interpretive, musical notation and audio synchronized with the recorded performance of an original artist  
A music application guides a user with some musical experience through the steps of creating and editing a musical enhancement file that enhances and plays in synchronicity with an audio signal of...
8637753 Guitar neck  
Some or all, of the surface area of the back neck of a guitar is reduced to for a continuous geometric pattern, with spaced depressions or raised ridges, leaving less surface area for the palm of...
8637756 Multi-layered brass and woodwind instrument cover  
A multi-layered instrument cover protects an instrument against damage. The cover can encapsulate the instrument fully assembled, so that a user only has to remove the cover to utilize the...
8637752 Removable strap mounted instrument stand  
A strap mounted instrument stand includes a pair of hingedly connected plates. The stand is movable between a closed position, in which the plates lie against one another in a generally flat...
8634759 Timing offset tolerant karaoke game  
Game processing apparatus comprises means for indicating successive target actions to be executed by a user, each target action having an associated target time of execution; and scoring logic in...
8633367 Variable beater for drums  
The invention is directed to a beater for operating a drum, the beater comprising the following: a main body (10) having a beating part (11) which is removably attached to the main body (10); a...
8633366 Drum pedal cover  
A drum pedal cover for attachment to a drum pedal surface is hereby disclosed. Single or multiple layers of padded foam material are employed, which are attached to the drum pedal surface. The...
8633365 Instrument and speaker lift stand  
Improvements in a lifting stand are presented. The lift stand is for a musical instrument stand or to elevate a speaker and that rigidly supports a sousaphone brass type instruments or speaker in...
8633364 Structural support for a stringed musical instrument and method of utilizing the same for fabrication of a musical instrument  
A musical instrument includes a top, a rigid front member with first and second seats and defining at least a portion of the front perimeter of the instrument, a back, a rigid rear member with...
8633370 Circuits to process music digitally with high fidelity  
The present invention provides a complementary bifurcated circuit to process and optimize music digitally with high fidelity yet with wireless elements. In a particular embodiment, an audio...
8633368 Systems and methods for the creation and playback of animated, interpretive, musical notation and audio synchronized with the recorded performance of an original artist  
A music application guides a user with some musical experience through the steps of creating and editing a musical enhancement file that enhances and plays in synchronicity with an audio signal of...
8633369 Method and system for remote concert using the communication network  
A method and system for remote concert ensemble using a communication network is disclosed. The remote concert system comprises a server; and a plurality of terminals connected to the server,...
8629341 Method of improving vocal performance with embouchure functions  
A system and method for defining proper embouchure mechanics for vocalization and for representing those mechanics symbolically, such that proper embouchure for vocalization can be taught...
8629342 Music instruction system  
A method includes receiving a user selection of a musical piece; providing performance cues to a user to perform musical events on a musical instrument, wherein the performance cues are...
8629343 Computer-readable storage medium having stored therein information processing program, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method  
An example computer of an information processing apparatus that reproduces music composed of one or more tracks is caused to function as: a reproduction section configured to reproduce the music;...
8629338 Banjo tailpiece  
A banjo tailpiece body formed in one single piece and having a fixation member engaging behind two rear, adjacent head-stretching hooks so as to enable a fixation of the tailpiece to the banjo...
8629344 Input apparatus and recording medium with program recorded therein  
An input apparatus including: a first operation detecting section provided on a first operating section which detects acceleration and angular speed based on movement of the first operating...
8629339 Portable practice instrument  
A portable practice instrument comprises a hitting pad, a fastening band, a holding board and two support pads. The hitting pad is located on the holding board. The two support pads are located...
8629340 Drum mounting and tuning system providing unhindered and isolated resonance  
Some embodiments provide a drum structural framework comprising a top shell mount, bottom shell mount, rod holders, and tension rods. The top shell mount and bottom shell mount are mounted to...
8624099 Musical effects foot control  
A foot control for control of musical effects from a musical instrument, the instrument having an electrical signal output operable to send signals to a speaker system, the control having a...
8624095 Musical instrument  
A musical instrument has an instrument body with a neck extending from the instrument body and including a finger board thereon and eight strings arranged to provide the sounds of a Violin, Viola...
8626497 Automatic marking method for karaoke vocal accompaniment  
An automatic marking method for Karaoke vocal accompaniment is provided. In the method, pitch, beat position and volume of a singer are compared with the original pitch, beat position and volume...
8624098 Media playback queuing for playback management  
Management or coordination of playback of digital media assets by an electronic device (e.g., a computing device), that supports media playback is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the...
8624096 Plectrum sleeve  
A plectrum sleeve has a sleeve body with an extending sheet. The sleeve body has a longitudinal open on an upper side thereof. The extending sheet is slantingly extending from an edge of a bottom...
8624097 Cajon hitting assembly  
A cajon hitting assembly comprises a foot pedal, a first upright post, a first strut, a wire tube, a second upright post, a second strut and a hitter. The wire tube is threaded by a drawing wire...
8622782 Combination wildlife call  
A combination wildlife call has a first call member with a first body portion having an air inlet and a second portion having an air outlet for generating a first wildlife call when air passes...
8618398 Stringed instrument practice device  
The present invention extends to practice devices for practicing to play stringed instruments. More specifically, the present invention relates to a practice device that may assist a user in...
8618390 Adjustable strap-on capotasto with replaceable strap and method of use  
Generally disclosed is a capo and related methods of use. Operably, the capo may be secured to the neck of stringed musical instruments to barre its strings. Suitably, the capo may (1) generally...
8618402 Musical harmony generation from polyphonic audio signals  
Melody and accompaniment audio signals are received and processed to identify one or more harmony notes and a harmony signal is produced based on the one or more harmony notes. Typically the...
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...
8618388 Bearing and shaft assemblies, including tuning keys and tuner assemblies for stringed instruments, methods of using bearing and shaft assemblies, and methods of making bearing and shaft assemblies  
Bearing and shaft assemblies include a shaft with at least one depressed region. A first one-way bearing can be positioned on the shaft in a manner such that the first one-way bearing facilitates...
8618386 Adjustable guitar ramp  
A stringed instrument and a ramp which including a flexible plate and a plurality of rotatable elements or screws for flexing the plate to adjust the curvature of the plate with respect to the...
8618400 Alternative electronic musical instrument controller based on a chair platform  
An electronic musical instrument controller is constructed by fixing sensors and transducers to sections of a chair, allowing a user to map motion of body, arms, head, hands, fingers, and feet to...
8618391 Nitride slide  
A guitar slide has a core that consists essentially of a metal composition which is susceptible to the formation of nitrides and carbides of the metal composition upon proper exposure to carbon...
8618392 Adapter piece  
An adapter piece (28) for fixing a shoulder rest (30) on a string instrument, having an adapter body (38) provided with at least four clamping fingers (32) engageable with a peripheral bottom edge...