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8546670 Stringed instrument system  
A tremolo device for static retention of a plurality of musical instrument strings in a stringed instrument. The tremolo device has a body with an upper surface, a neck portion, and a plurality of...
8546677 Optical instrument pickup  
An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a string of the musical instrument in at least one photoreceiver located to...
8546672 Apparatus for playing a stringed instrument  
Disclosed are various embodiments for an apparatus for playing a stringed instrument that has a surface facing multiple strings. The apparatus includes an input device and a carriage assembly...
8541673 Hammer stoppers for pianos having acoustic and silent modes  
A piano hammer stopper system includes a stopper rail set comprising at least first and second stopper rail members, each movable between respective first positions allowing unobstructed movement...
8541674 Support bridge  
A support bridge includes a support platform having a top surface and a bottom surface and a holder attached to the top surface of the support platform. The holder includes a first set of support...
8541672 Pedal apparatus of electronic musical instrument  
A lever is supported by a lever supporting portion. The lever is urged by a first spring and a second spring. The urging force of the first spring varies over the entire operational range of the...
8541675 Sound modification device for percussion instruments  
The invention is a sound modification device used for a percussion instrument. It is comprised of a rigid body, interchangeable absorbent inserts, and a magnet. Once assembled and placed on the...
8541671 Lost motion compensation device for an upright piano action  
Lost motion compensation device is a mechanical device that rigidly and pivotally connects the rest rail of an upright piano to the front end of the whippen of an upright piano to cause the two...
8541676 Method for extracting individual instrumental parts from an audio recording and optionally outputting sheet music  
A method and computer based program which performs a series of steps for automatically and accurately determining each note played in a song for each instrument and vocal. The method and program...
8542133 Backlit haptic key  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that utilize electrically-deformable material as an actuating mechanism to provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments,...
8541677 Music machine  
This application describes a method and an apparatus which enable one to compose music using hierarchical musical scales and harmonic sequences, where each harmonic sequence of a higher level is...
8542134 Keyboard adaptive haptic response  
Various embodiments provide a keyboard that adaptively provides haptic feedback to a user. In at least some embodiments, an actuation of a key or keyboard element of the keyboard is detected. This...
8536436 System and method for providing music based cognitive skills development  
The present invention provides systems and methods for providing music based cognitive skills development. More particularly the present invention may provide a music based cognitive skills...
8538058 Headset  
A headset has first and second connectors and first and second earphones. A first electrical pathway extends from a first contact point associated with the first connector to a first contact point...
8536437 Musical score playing device and musical score playing program  
The musical score playing device includes a display unit 3 made up of a touch panel, a musical score image source selecting unit 10, a musical symbol detecting unit 14 detecting at least a note...
8536992 Apparatus and method of reproducing content in mobile terminal  
Content reproducing apparatus and method of a mobile terminal are disclosed. During the reproduction of content, vibration pattern corresponding to content is detect or generated. The vibration...
8536431 Tremolo  
A fulcrum tremolo includes intonation modules for fine tuning or macro tuning, an unitary component forming a base plate and an adaptor plate. An improved bearing arrangement features integrated...
8539368 Portable terminal with music performance function and method for playing musical instruments using portable terminal  
Disclosed are a portable terminal with a music performance function and a method for playing a variety of musical instruments. The method includes: selecting a particular piece of music and a...
8536433 Waist belt rigid frame equipment support harness  
The present invention describes a harness apparatus for supporting objects, specifically stringed musical instruments, such as guitars, that allows the weight of the object to be borne by the hips...
8536438 Effector affixing device  
An effector affixing device affixes an acoustic effector on a plate material. The effector affixing device includes an effector affixing base and a separation member. The effector affixing base is...
8537026 Computing device with color organ  
A computing device includes an audio signal processing unit, a light module, and driving circuits. The audio signal processing unit decompresses digital audio data into an audio signal. The...
8536430 Fine tuning means for fulcrum tremolo  
Apparatus, such as a stringed musical instrument, is provided with intonation modules that include a novel fine-tuning invention that eliminates modifying strings required of prior art comprising...
8536434 Retrofit kit and method for tuning and miking resonant side drumhead  
The resonant drum head mounted speaker cone retrofit kit improves the sound of the drum on audio recordings and in live sound situations and changes the way the drum is miked in live and studio...
8536435 Support structure and process for percussion instruments  
A support structure for a percussion instrument has a support member configured to suppress the transfer of vibrations to the floor surface, and provide stability during performance. The entire...
8536432 Guitar rest  
A rest for guitar-like instruments is internally configured to receive the bottom of a guitar-like instrument and to allow the instrument to lean against another object. Preferably, a groove is...
8532801 Method and apparatus for processing digital audio signal and related computer program  
Every extreme value in an audio waveform represented by a digital audio signal having a sequence of samples is detected. A number of samples between samples corresponding to the first and second...
8530735 System for displaying and scrolling musical notes  
The present invention relates to a system for displaying and scrolling musical notes and a method for a user to perform music using such a system. In particular, the system includes a tempo...
8530733 Musical instrument support apparatus  
A height adjustable music instrument support structure is used to secure a musical instrument while in a sitting position. A top is connected to base component using a nut and bolt mechanism. The...
8530732 Hammer device for electronic keyboard instrument  
A hammer device for an electronic keyboard instrument, enabling prevention of grease or the like from adhering to an actuator portion during mounting of the hammer, to thereby enable speedy hammer...
8530736 Musical tone signal synthesis method, program and musical tone signal synthesis apparatus  
A musical tone signal is synthesized based on performance information to simulate a sound generated from a musical instrument having a string and a body that supports the string by a support....
8530734 Device and method for rhythm training  
A programmable rhythm trainer configured to operate on a general purpose computing device including a handheld computing device or a mobile communication device. According to an embodiment, the...
8525011 Method, system and apparatus for instructing a keyboardist  
Disclosed is player module that includes an outer frame and a signal receiver configured to receive a plurality of note-on signals, each corresponding to a musical pitch and a plurality of...
8525012 System and method for selecting measure groupings for mixing song data  
A system and method are provided for mixing song data based on measure groupings. A player or program may recognize measure groupings in a song through identifying cuepoints. The player or program...
8525007 Action of upright piano  
To provide an action of an upright piano which permits playing of repeated notes on the single key and touch of the keys that are comparable to a grand piano. A first spring (59) is provided to a...
8525014 Electronic musical instruments  
Methods and a system for providing electronic musical instruments are disclosed. Through novel combinations of sensor inputs and processing, they allow simulation of acoustic instruments including...
8525009 Multi-function musical instrument pedal controller  
A multi-function pedal controller may be used with a musical instrument, such as a keyboard percussion instrument, to allow control of both vibrato and damper functions. The multi-function pedal...
8525010 Portable drum  
A portable drum that includes a drum head and a detachable dram shell, where the drum head may include an upper drum head and a detachable lower dram head and the dram shell may include one or...
8525013 VoIP music conferencing system  
A system is disclosed and includes a network interface to receive a first Internet Protocol (IP) message within a first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call over a network, where the first IP...
8525015 Sound effect pedal  
A DC battery powered sound effect pedal housing with sound effect circuitry mounted therein and a battery terminal connector for being connected to battery terminals for powering the circuitry, a...
8527876 System and methods for adjusting graphical representations of media files based on previous usage  
Systems and methods for adjusting playback and graphical representations of media files are provided. The systems and methods can monitor playback and access of media files to create usage...
8525008 Stringed instrument string action adjustment  
A stringed musical instrument comprises of a headstock with tuners, a neck having a fretboard, a body having a top and back, a saddle with a bridge secured to the body and one or more strings...
8525006 Input device and recording medium with program recorded therein  
An input device including: a first operation detecting section which is provided on one stick and detects acceleration based on movement of the one stick; a second operation detecting section...
8519250 Controlling and enhancing electronic musical instruments with video  
The invention provides for the integration of video into electronic music technology. Cameras on instruments, such as guitars, are provided for display during performance, recording, and for...
8519247 Rotatable combination guitar/bass guitar  
A combination stringed musical instrument, such as a four string electric bass and a six string electric guitar, is described. The combination stringed musical instrument includes a single neck...
8519249 Music intelligence universe server  
An artificial intelligence song/music recommendation system and method is provided that allows music shoppers to discover new music. The system and method accomplish these tasks by analyzing a...
8516703 Kerfless and braceless metal musical instruments and method  
A method of manufacturing a musical instrument using relatively thin metal sheet materials is disclosed. A metallic back plate is provided that has a peripheral edge. At least one metallic side...
8519252 Optoelectronic pickup for musical instruments  
An optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a sound generating element of the musical instrument in at least one...
8519251 Magnetic instrument pickup  
An instrument pickup including a stack of thin laminated printed circuit boards. Each layer includes an etched coil conductor structure with narrow lines and spaces defining the coil structure....
8519248 Visual responses to a physical input in a media application  
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...
8513508 Upright piano  
An upright piano, wherein: a) within the overall lever-hammer, the total weight of the hammer butt plus balance hammer exceeds the weight of the hammer by at least 60%; b) the arm of the...