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8618396 Modular concert drum throw  
The modular throw assembly disclosed herein comprises a plurality of throws comprising lever arms positionably mounted upon a single shaft. In one form, the lever arms are allowed to slide...
8618403 Tone control apparatus  
When a signal representing a first set value or more is received from a detecting section, a determination is made whether a boost value is a predetermined value or more. When the boost value is...
8618397 Hinged drumstick  
A percussion instrument is disclosed that may include a body having a longitudinal axis extending from a butt end to a striking end thereof and at least one hole extending along a transverse axis...
8618405 Free-space gesture musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) controller  
The free-space gesture MIDI controller technique described herein marries the technologies embodied in a free-space gesture controller with MIDI controller technology, allowing a user to control...
8618395 Chromatic tambin and related methods  
The disclosed tambin generally features: a hollow tubiform body that is generally conical; a plug for blocking the wide end of the body; an embouchure that is adjacent to the wide end of the body;...
8620661 System for controlling digital effects in live performances with vocal improvisation  
A system for controlling digital effects in live performances with vocal improvisation is described. The system features a controller that utilizes several switches attached to clothing that is...
8616328 Method and apparatus for wave generation and detection using tensegrity structures  
A tensegrity apparatus having multiple tensegrity units for the transmission of solitary waves with adjustable profiles into a material or structure, and the detection of such waves from a...
8618401 Information processing apparatus, melody line extraction method, bass line extraction method, and program  
An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a signal conversion unit for converting an audio signal to a pitch signal indicating a signal intensity of each pitch, a melody...
8618387 Bracing system for stringed instrument  
A bracing structure for a soundboard for a musical instrument is disclosed, the bracing structure being a unitary sheet structure having a plurality of elongate semi-tubular elements. Each of the...
8618393 Strap assembly for playing a musical instrument in a sitting or standing position with the instrument in a face-up position  
A strap assembly worn by a player in a sitting or standing position for supporting a guitar or similar instrument in a generally horizontal face-up position, stabilizes the instrument while it is...
8618399 Musical score recognition device and computer-readable storage medium  
There are provided an image acquisition unit acquiring an image containing information of a paper-based musical score from an image reading-out unit, and a musical character recognition unit...
8618404 File creation process, file format and file playback apparatus enabling advanced audio interaction and collaboration capabilities  
A file creation process, file format and playback device are provided that enables an interactive and if desired collaborative music playback experience for the user(s) by combining or...
8618394 Low-power sector-rotating toggling actuator  
The present invention provides low-power, sector-rotating, electro-magnetically and mechanically operable toggling actuator. The reluctance of the magnetic circuit of this invention is controlled...
8614388 System and method for generating customized chords  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating customized chords. An exemplary method includes providing a storage medium, including a...
8614387 Keyboard musical instrument learning aid  
A keyboard musical instrument learning aid having a plurality of keys including: sensing means operatively associated with the keyboard for sensing the presence of an object at a spaced...
8614383 Lap tapping instrument  
A lap tapping instrument which takes the form of a guitar, has a main body, a top surface with a sound hold therethrough, a bottom surface, sidewalls extending between the surfaces, a neck section...
8614386 Portable musical resonator  
A portable reverberation device for attaching to a musical instrument with a distal end that can be adjusted to alter a distance between the ends of the portable reverberation device. The device...
8614632 Method of and apparatus for controlling a source of light in accordance in a source of sound  
This device, by its organization and operation, processes sound, usually music. It provides output voltages, for driving lights, which is proportionally representative of input sound levels. Range...
8614381 Method and structure for portable piano sound reflector  
A portable sound reflector designed to be placed under the soundboard of a piano in order to reflect sound laterally. The preferred embodiment includes a main panel which is held in the proper...
8614384 Keyboard for musical instrument, and instrument comprising such a keyboard  
A polyphonic, chromatic keyboard, whose notes are alternately distributed across two sub-keyboards arranged in thirds on each sub-keyboard. On each sub-keyboard, the notes are distributed across a...
8614389 Musical instrument with one sided thin film capacitive touch sensors  
Touch sensitive musical instruments are described herein including embodiments having: one-sided capacitive touch sensors with conductive ground planes, one-sided capacitive touch sensors with air...
8614385 Musical effects pedal retaining device and pedal board  
A pedal board is provided that has an attachment mechanism, mounting member, and musical effects pedal retaining device. The attachment mechanism is carried by the musical effects pedal retaining...
8614382 Damper action for upright piano with sostenuto spring tab using tension from the damper spring  
A damper action for an upright piano that comprises a springed tab on the damper lever that “ratchets” or gives way or folds away in one direction and does not in the other, to provide retention...
8615090 Method and apparatus of generating sound field effect in frequency domain  
A method and apparatus of generating a sound field effect is provided. The sound field effect generating apparatus may generate a frequency coefficient that is frequency-transformed from a direct...
8609965 Hand actuated tremolo system for guitars  
A tremolo device with a movable bridge, an adjustment device, and a support frame is implemented on an acoustic guitar, with features that can also be employed on an electric guitar or other...
8609968 Salsa metronome  
A salsa metronome provides a practice rhythm in the style of salsa music to facilitate practice for a musician, singer or dancer. The metronome includes a housing and a control unit positioned in...
8609971 Action magnets and drivers to reduce musical instrument wiring, connections, and logic  
The present invention provides, for musical instruments such as organs, action-magnets and action-magnet drivers that facilitate reduction of wiring, connections, and logic circuitry. Some...
8609967 Top-tuning system for hand percussion instrument  
Disclosed is a tuning system for tuning a hand percussion instrument having a head and a shell. The tuning system comprises a rim, the rim secured to the head of the instrument, the rim comprising...
8609973 Audio effects controller for musicians  
This invention introduces several methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling musician audio effects or musical instruments wirelessly from the performer's footwear. In one embodiment, the...
8609972 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument operable in plural operation modes determined based on movement operation of performance apparatus  
A performance apparatus 11 is provided with a first acceleration sensor 22 at its head portion and a second acceleration sensor 23 at its base portion. CPU 21 determines operation of the...
8609966 Transposable capo system and method  
A transposable capo system for a stringed musical instrument includes at least one magnetic capo stud having a string slot adapted to receive a string on the instrument.
8609970 Suspended drum microphone system  
Improvements in a microphone system for a musical instrument and more particularly for a percussion instrument such as a drum, marimba or similar musical instrument. The microphone system includes...
8609969 Automatically acquiring feature segments in a music file  
A method of automatically acquiring a feature segment in a music file includes receiving, with a processing device, a music file; converting the music file into a character string; evaluating at...
8612031 Audio player and audio fast-forward playback method capable of high-speed fast-forward playback and allowing recognition of music pieces  
Audio data to be played back is associated with meta data indicating the timing of beat that serves as a basis for a rhythm of a music piece. In a fast-forward playback mode, the associated meta...
8604326 Dual sustain single keyboard pedal  
A sustain foot pedal for sustaining a first keyboard and a second keyboard that may have first and second switches is provided. The pedal has an actuating member that may simultaneously activate...
8604325 Mounting structure for cymbals, hi-hat stand, and closed hi-hat attachment  
A hi-hat bottom supports a bottom cymbal, through which a rod is passed, from below in a state fixed to the upper end of an upper pipe via a retainer. The hi-hat bottom has the retainer, a...
8604329 MIDI learn mode  
Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for inferential generation of virtual sequencer controls in a MIDI sequencer to automate functionality of physical or virtual controls of...
8604328 Method and system for generating data for controlling a system for rendering at least one signal  
A method of generating data for controlling a rendering system includes obtaining data representative of a recording of at least intervals of an event, the recording having at least two components...
8604327 Apparatus and method for automatic lyric alignment to music playback  
There is provided an information processing device including a storage unit that stores music data for playing music and lyrics data indicating lyrics of the music, a display control unit that...
8598442 Pin-barrel for a musical box and musical box comprising the same  
The pin-barrel (1) is provided for a musical box in the form of a wristwatch. The pin-barrel is formed of a set of parallel pairs of strips (3, 3′), which are connected at one end thereof to a...
8600065 Storage medium having breath detection program stored therein and breath detection apparatus  
Sound data acquisition means acquires, from a sound input device, sound data representing a sound signal. First evaluation means evaluates the sound signal represented by the sound data, by using...
8598443 Carrier assembly for percussion instruments  
Drum hardware and drum secured thereon are preferably supported on a vest type carrier or a T-bar carrier having a plurality of separate parts removable from each other and formed of a rigid light...
8599047 Haptic keyboard assemblies and methods  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments, movement of an actuator and/or a user-engageable portion in a direction...
8598444 Music-oriented controller for a tablet computing device  
A controller for a tablet computing device is disclosed. The controller has a body having a number of control surfaces. A dock is on the body and has an L-shaped groove configured and arranged to...
8592668 Wolf note elimination device for a stringed instrument  
A wolf note elimination device for a stringed instrument utilizing a base member which is attachable to the surface of the stringed instrument. An adjuster in the form of a plate slidingly mounts...
8592669 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
8592670 Polyphonic note detection  
Processor-implemented methods and systems for polyphonic note detection are disclosed. The method includes converting a portion of a polyphonic audio signal from a time domain to a frequency...
8586852 Storage medium recorded with program for musical performance, apparatus, system and method  
Provided is a program for musical performance which causes a computer of a musical performance apparatus to function as a posture variation acquisition unit 101 for acquiring the posture variation...
8586849 Media system and method of progressive instruction in the playing of a guitar based on user proficiency  
A method is provided for progressive guitar instruction using a media system with processor-executable software modules storing songs each having a plurality of segments. Initially, segments of a...
8586845 Reed warp mouthpiece system  
A reed warp mouthpiece system includes a mouthpiece with a bottom side having a concave cavity, a table portion and a rectangular window exposing a tone chamber and extending from the table...