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8586850 Pickup for stringed musical instruments and related methods of use  
Disclosed is a pickup assembly for stringed musical instruments with improved acoustic sound quality, and related methods. In one embodiment, the pickup features, three mechanisms for converting...
8586848 Musical-score information generating apparatus, music-tone generation controlling apparatus, musical-score information generating method, and music-tone generation controlling method  
A musical score extracting unit specifies areas of each of measures and the measure number of each measure on a musical score based on positions of musical-score composing elements such as part...
8586846 Set of snares for a drum  
A set of snares for a drum comprising an elongated first wire with two ends to be placed at least in part against a surface of a head of the drum and a first and one second fastening means for...
8586851 Vibration sensor for musical instrument and pickup saddle  
A vibration sensor for a musical instrument includes a substrate, a first electrode film that is formed on the substrate, a piezoelectric film that is formed on the first electrode film, a second...
8586847 Musical fingerprinting based on onset intervals  
Methods, computing devices, and machine readable storage media for generating a fingerprint of a music sample. The music sample may be filtered into a plurality of frequency bands. Onsets in each...
8586853 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument  
A performance apparatus 11 extends in its longitudinal direction to be held by a player with his or her hand. The performance apparatus is provided with a geomagnetic sensor 22 and an acceleration...
8586844 Under bridge system for guitars  
An under bridge system is provided having a bridge designed to be secured under the top surface of a guitar and at least one female threaded insert in a top surface of the bridge. The bridge may...
8581087 Tone generating style notification control for wind instrument having mouthpiece section  
Detection is made of a physical amount caused by operation performed on a mouthpiece with a human player's mouth, and a tone pitch corresponding to the detected physical amount is identified by...
8581083 Stringed instrument practice device  
The present invention extends to handheld practice devices for practicing to play stringed instruments. More specifically, the present invention relates to a practice device that may assist a user...
8584197 Media rights management using melody identification  
A content recognition system operates in conjunction with a media hosting service to identify hosted media content and ownership rights associated with the hosted content. By applying melody...
8581084 Tempo counter device  
The embodiments herein provide a beat counter device for sampling a plurality of voice samples by differentiating tempos from each other in a selected rhythm. The beat counter device comprises a...
8581086 Computer interface for polyphonic stringed instruments  
An interface device is described that allows the audio signals from a polyphonic stringed instrument to be introduced into a personal computer environment for feature extraction and signal processing.
8581085 Systems and methods for composing music  
Generating a musical composition from one or more portions of one or more performances of one or more musical compositions included in a database is disclosed. The method and system include...
8584198 Syndication including melody recognition and opt out  
A syndication system facilitates rights management services between media content owners and media hosting services that elect to participate in the syndication system and mutually elect to...
8575466 Ball plunger-style connector assembly for electrical connections  
A ball plunger-style lateral connector assembly for electrical connections, comprising an electrically conductive connector body with an electrically conductive pin positioned in an aperture in a...
8575465 System and method for scoring a singing voice  
A system for scoring a singing voice comprises receiving a singing reference audio signal and/or a user audio signal and/or a pitch contour representation (PCR) of the reference and/or user...
8575464 Curved tremolo arm  
A tremolo bar formed as a single curved rod having a handle portion with a first curved U-shaped loop, a second U-shaped loop, and a root portion for attachment of the root portion to a bridge...
RE44569 System and method for filling content gaps  
A system and method including an agent for selecting at least two songs among simultaneously streaming songs based on user information and inserting additional content in the duration of time...
8569606 Music and light synchronization system  
An apparatus for synchronizing light signals to a music input signal includes an analog to digital converter to generate a digital signal equivalent of the analog music input signal, an digital...
8569603 Tremolo structure for stringed instrument  
A tremolo device for use on a musical instrument having a neck extending between a body and head, and a plurality of strings under tension aligned with the neck includes a bridge structure...
8569608 Electronic harp  
A harp comprising a body, a set of strings attached to the body, an optical pickup to generate an analog signal produced by the vibration of a string within the set of strings, at least one...
8569604 Cymbal adjustment and positioning for hi hat  
An adjustable assembly for cymbals adjustment, comprising an actuator rod movable up and down, a tubular adjuster passing the rod, and connectible to the rod after adjustment lengthwise of the...
8572753 Methods and apparatus for selecting and delivering content  
Systems and techniques for selecting and delivering entertainment content. User preference information for entertainment content to accompany user activities is collected and associated with a...
8571233 Signal characteristic adjustment apparatus and signal characteristic adjustment method  
A coefficient calculation unit calculates a coefficient (p) according to input signals (x[n]). A balance setting unit decides, according to this coefficient (p), a coefficient used to control the...
8569602 Stringed musical instruments and related methods  
Improvements in acoustical and stringed musical instruments (e.g., guitars) are disclosed.
8569605 Musical wind instrument with electronic tuning  
Instrument having automatic fine-tuning of pitch with no moving parts. A flute is described as one embodiment. In flutes of the prior art the various notes are often slightly off pitch because of...
8569607 Method and reference beat time template generating apparatus for equal temperament tuning a piano  
A method and apparatus that enables tuning a piano to exact equal temperament includes beat time template generator. The beat time template generator is provided a fundamental key describing the...
8563842 Method and apparatus for separating musical sound source using time and frequency characteristics  
A method and apparatus for separating and extracting main sound sources from a mixed musical sound signal are provided. A musical sound source separation apparatus may include an prior information...
8563843 Electronic percussion device and method  
An electronic percussion device including a drum shell, a drumhead as striking surface, vibration sensors, with a peripheral and a central vibration carrier. The vibration carriers abut against...
8563841 Safety hoop for drum  
Drum structure comprising, in combination a drum shell and a drum head, and a counter hoop to be supported by the shell proximate the head and having an edge shaped to resist or prevent drum stick...
8558095 Keyboard apparatus  
A keyboard apparatus capable of being easily designed to have action units whose upper end positions are made low and whose efficiency of drive of whippens is increased. Each of keys of the...
8558098 Reconfigurable magnetic numerical keyboard charts and numerically notated sheets for teaching students to play piano  
A reconfigurable magnetic numerical keyboard chart and a numerically notated sheet facilitates learning to play and playing piano. The chart fits behind a keyboard. Notes are numbered. The numbers...
8558096 Guitar with reinforced neck joint resulting in thinner body and heel joint  
A metal block that connects the bridge to the neck of a guitar. The block fits into a routed area of the body. The increased strength of the neck joint created by the metal block allows the heel...
8558100 Music production apparatus and method of producing music by combining plural music elements  
A music production apparatus includes a melody data storage operative to store music data for a plurality of melody elements forming music, a condition storage operative to store a condition for...
8558097 Detachable shaker  
A hand-held percussive shaker assembly comprising two identical shakers capable of producing different percussive sounds and rhythms in a single assembly is disclosed. The shakers are detachably...
8558099 Musical aid  
A musical aid (2) has an elongate body (4) having at least three ridges (8) which extend outwards and along the musical aid (2). Each ridge (8) has two side surfaces (12) and at least two...
8556735 Universal joint  
A universal joint includes a spider operatively coupled to two pairs of trunnions, each pair of trunnions having an axis. The spider includes first and second portions that may substantially...
8553896 Direct vocal and instrument monitor  
The present invention relates to direct voice and instrument monitoring systems and methods of use thereof.
8552279 Method for production of a metallic-sounding musical instrument  
Indicated is a method for production of a metallic-sounding musical instrument of the steelpan-type, in particular for production of a HangĀ®. In the method the steel sheet with a thickness of 0.75...
8552281 Digital sheet music distribution system and method  
A computer-implemented method and system of distributing digital sheet music via a network. In one embodiment, the method comprises offering to a user via a server operated by a distributing...
8550027 Color guard adjustable flag pole weight  
An improvement in a color guard flag pole weight is disclosed. The flag pole weight is inserted into one or both ends of a flag pole. For larger or heavier flag poles or when a performer is...
8550239 Interface apparatus for stacking coin holders  
An interface apparatus for identical and non-compatible coin holders that enables them to be vertically stacked one atop another, with the interface therebetween, and oriented such that their...
8552280 Keyboard device for electronic keyboard instrument and mounting structure of let-off imparting member for electronic keyboard instrument  
A keyboard device for an electronic keyboard instrument, which enables facilitation of work for mounting and dismounting a key switch and install hammers and the key switch with high accuracy, and...
8546675 Synthesized string tuner  
A method for tuning a musical instrument comprising: (a) digitizing the vibration of at least one vibrating element of the instrument; (b) estimating the fundamental frequency of the vibration;...
8546679 Keyboard musical instrument, program, performance data conversion program and device  
A keyboard musical instrument, including: keys; a pedal; an input portion configured to input performance data including tone generation control data that specifies generation and halt of a...
8546673 Percussive accessory for string instrument  
A percussive device for a stringed instrument includes a support structure, an attachment component that attaches the support structure to the stringed instrument, one or more hammers attached to...
8546676 Pedal device for electronic percussion instrument  
A pedal device for an electronic percussion instrument, including: a base; a foot board supported at its first end portion to the base and configured to pivot by depression; an arm rotatably...
8546674 Sound to light converter and sound field visualizing system  
An object is to readily visualize a propagation state of sound emitted within a sound space. A sound to light converter includes: a microphone; a light emitting unit; and a light emission control...
8546678 Compact electronic timpani  
A compact electronic timpani configured to provide substantially the same or better performance characteristics as a conventional full-size acoustic timpani while being substantially smaller in...
8546671 Accessory for string instruments  
An accessory for a string instrument including a body portion and a clamping portion that is coupled to the body portion by a connecting portion having at least one point of connection. The body...