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9018509 Stringed musical instrument with an auxiliary pickup  
The present invention seeks to provide a stringed musical instrument, such as an electric guitar, that has certain tones separately amplified from the amplification provided by a standard...
9018510 Musical instrument, method and recording medium  
At a timing at which a music playing operation is made by way of a music playing member, it is determined whether the position coordinates of the music playing member belong to any of a plurality...
9018507 Musical instrument that generates electronic sound, light-emission controller used in this musical instrument, and control method of musical instrument  
A musical instrument (1) includes a stick (10) to be held by a player and provided with a marker (15) at a leading end that emits light and switches off; a camera unit (20) that captures an image...
9018501 String locking structure for electric guitar and tailpiece  
A string locking structure for an electric guitar is provided with a first string passing path and a second string passing path that are formed in a tailpiece, and a body-side string passing hole...
9018502 Guitar pick holder ornament  
A guitar pick holder with a recessed rim and a rear support plate for receiving and securing guitar picks. A fastener or a hoop for accepting a material provides means for the guitar pick to be...
9018503 Practice time calculating apparatus, a practice time calculating method, and a computer readable recording medium  
An apparatus is provided, for calculating a practice time. The apparatus is used by a user to calculate such practice time that he/she requires to improve his/her playing technique to reach a...
9018504 Tina Illig method for good piano sight reading  
The purpose of my invention/method is to create good keyboard sight reading musicians. By marking skips between notes according to the method set forth in my detailed description and then playing...
9018499 Compani braces for musical instruments  
The conventional musical instrument top and back plates are supported with straight and scalloped braces. These braces tend to dampen vibrations along the length direction of the brace. Kerfed...
9016640 Instrument retention assembly  
A stationary base with at least two door shrouds extending from a tower portion. The tower portion has at least one groove communicating with a groove guide. An actuating housing is attached to...
9018508 Playing apparatus, method, and program recording medium  
A sensor obtains an angular rate of a stick member. A sound source map includes plural areas disposed in a virtual space. CPU presumes a direction of a turning axis of the stick member based on...
9018506 System and method for creating audible sound representations of atoms and molecules  
System and method creates audible sound representations for atoms and molecules. Musical notes or musical note combinations (chords) are assigned to each element in elemental periodic table....
9018500 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...
9018505 Automatic accompaniment apparatus, a method of automatically playing accompaniment, and a computer readable recording medium with an automatic accompaniment program recorded thereon  
An automatic accompaniment apparatus is provided. The apparatus is provided with a music database having music data of plural musical pieces recorded therein, the music data including melody...
9010701 Portable and collapsible stand for supporting an object  
A stand for supporting an object comprises: a first main support leg; a second main support leg; a first vertical support member pivotally connected to the first main support leg; and a second...
9012759 Tone effects system using a cartridge  
A tone effects system for use with electric instruments that allows for reduced or eliminated signal loss before sound effects are applied. A cartridge receiver and a changeover switch are...
9012757 Synthesized signal tuner  
A musical instrument comprising: (a) plurality of identical vibrating elements; (b) a digitizer associated with each said vibrating element; (c) an estimator that measures the fundamental...
9012752 Pitch watch apparatus and methods of use thereof  
The present invention features apparatuses that include a wristband and a pitch pipe rotatably attached to the wristband, wherein the apparatuses are disposed to be worn on a user's wrist. The...
9012756 Apparatus and method for producing vocal sounds for accompaniment with musical instruments  
The present invention may be used for producing vocal accompaniment with sound producing musical instruments. A hand operated unit may have a programmable processor, a display, a plurality of...
9012751 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 through the thickness of...
9012758 Acoustical transmission line chamber for stringed musical instrument  
An electric stringed musical instrument includes a body, a neck extending from the body, a plurality of tensioned strings extending between the body and the neck and an electric pick-up mounted to...
9012755 Method and apparatus for storing/searching for music  
Provided are a method and apparatus for generating and storing a database that may be searched for music upon a user's request, and a method and apparatus for searching for music corresponding to...
9012749 Music box  
A music box includes a plurality of star wheels, a plurality of vibration valves, a plurality of anchoring members, a plurality of electromagnets, and a control unit. The control unit is...
9012754 System and method for generating a rhythmic accompaniment for a musical performance  
Embodiments of the invention include storing musical elements in a database and processing performance data, where the musical elements including a plurality of reference accent pattern data and a...
9012753 Music instruction apparatus  
A music instruction apparatus includes a string adapted to be wound into a tuning peg of a string instrument, a tension indicator disposed on the string proximate to an end of the string, the...
9012748 Ultimate flexibility wireless system for remote audio effects pedals  
A system for providing wireless connections in configuring an instrument or microphone with audio effects, effects pedal boards, mixers, and other studio equipment. The signal from an audio source...
9012750 Crown top bar fret, stringed instrument including same, and method of manufacture  
Stringed instrument having an elongated neck member optionally including a fingerboard, with a plurality of frets fixedly positioned at predetermined spaced locations along the neck. The frets...
9006549 Hammer device and keyboard device for electronic keyboard instrument  
A hammer device of an electronic piano with keys which swing in accordance with key depression, includes a hammer support that is made of a synthetic resin and has a fulcrum shaft, and a hammer...
9006555 Percussion instrument apparatus, system and process  
A percussion instrument that suppresses erroneous detection by a rim sensor includes a first plate affixed to a frame, a second plate elastically supported on the first plate by one or more...
9006553 Rod-shaped electronic percussion instrument  
A rod-shaped electronic percussion instrument is provided. A rod-shaped percussion instrument, which has a striking surface made of an elastic material in a substantially rectangular shape when...
9009052 System and method for singing synthesis capable of reflecting voice timbre changes  
Herein provided is a system for singing synthesis capable of reflecting not only pitch and dynamics changes but also timbre changes of a user's singing. A spectral transform surface generating...
9006547 Acoustic stringed instrument bridge truss  
The present invention is a bridge truss that alleviates tensile and compressive stresses applied to an acoustic stringed instruments soundboard from the bridge. These tensile and compressive...
9006552 Effect apparatus for electronic stringed musical instruments  
Provided are an effect device and method to receive an input tone signal based on vibrations of a stringed instrument. A pitch is determined. Parameters specifying filter characteristics are...
9006554 Human interface device with optical tube assembly  
A human interface device may include at least one analog control pressure surface that may operate in conjunction with at least one optical tube assembly (OTA) to allow precision human control of...
9006548 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...
9006550 I can teach music  
With this invention to learn how to read music, neither the teacher nor student needs to have any knowledge of music at all. It is a box, divided into one section for the student and one for the...
9003659 Method of retrofitting a harmonica  
A harmonica with a tube plate that provides production of sweeter, clearer notes with a minimum of skill. The tube plate has a plurality of tubes and sits over the reeds and the comb under the...
9006546 Perforated musical bow  
A light and stiff bow for stringed musical instruments may comprise a tubular stick having a plurality of spaced perforations, provided with a frog, a head, and a tensioning arrangement.
9006551 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...
9000281 Enhanced vertical piano action system and method  
Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to: a vertical piano action including: a substantially vertically oriented string; a hammer assembly including a hammer, a hammer butt,...
9000283 Nitride sustain  
A guitar slide or other musical instrument string-contacting component has a core that consists essentially of a metal composition which is susceptible to the formation of nitrides and carbides of...
9000286 Touch screen guitar  
A synthetic guitar includes a body, a neck extending from the body, and at least one touch sensor at the neck for indicating finger position of a user. The body has a receptacle for removably...
9000287 Electrical guitar interface method and system  
In some embodiments, an electric guitar interface system, includes a first touchpad of an electric guitar configured to detect a user input, and a control unit coupled to the first touchpad. The...
9000285 System and method for analysis and creation of music  
A method and system for analyzing patterns in the relationships of notes of an input piece of music. The method comprises generating a set of the most frequently occurring note pitches in...
9000284 Musical sound generation device, musical sound generation method, and storage medium  
An electronic musical instrument reads waveform sample data of a predetermined number of channels from memory, corresponding to an empty state of a bus, and, in a case in which reading is not...
9000282 Guitar Bracing  
A guitar has improved bracing. Specifically, some embodiments have radial main braces which do not intersect a center of a bridge plate. Some embodiments have radial main braces which are...
8993865 Pedal beating apparatus for musical instruments  
A pedal beating apparatus for musical instruments comprises a pedal beating holder, an elevation adjustment tray and a clamp beam. The elevation adjustment tray is movable against the pedal...
8993866 Highly portable media device  
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data...
8993862 Retractable stringed musical instruments and method for operating same  
The present invention is directed a retractable stringed musical instrument, and more particularly, to a stringed musical instrument having a tailpiece, a body coupled to the tailpiece, a neck...
8993867 Mobile communication device with musical instrument functions  
Describes a mobile communication device (1, 20, 55, 111, 150, 200, 220, 335) having musical instrument (percussion, keyboards, string and blow) function, which “can be scrapped onto the user's...
8993863 Harmonica and technology for retrofitting harmonica  
A harmonica with a tube plate that provides production of sweeter, clearer notes with a minimum of skill. The tube plate has a plurality of tubes and sits over the reeds and the comb under the...