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8487174 Method of instructing an audience to create spontaneous music  
A method of instructing an audience to spontaneously create music at an entertainment event is disclosed. The method comprises providing noisemakers to groups of participants, the noisemakers...
8487171 Foot machine for a bass drum of a drum kit  
The foot machine according to the invention for a bass drum of a drum kit basically comprises a shaft mounted rotatably in a frame, a beater supported on the shaft, and a pedal connected to the...
8487176 Music and sound that varies from one playback to another playback  
A method and apparatus for the creation and playback of music and/or sound, so that sound sequences are generated that vary from one playback to another playback. In one embodiment, during...
8487170 Percussion instrument  
The present invention relates to a percussion instrument of the type consisting of a box composed of four walls (1) forming the outline, on which a top (2) rests, the lateral end walls (3-4)...
8487175 Music analysis apparatus  
In a musical analysis apparatus, a spectrum acquirer acquires a spectrum for each frame of an audio signal representing a piece of music. A beat specifier specifies a sequence of beats of the...
8487173 Methods for online collaborative music composition  
Systems and methods for creating and editing collaborative music compositions via a computer network, including remote uploading tracks by musicians, and for creating and joining a band, wherein...
8489403 Apparatuses, methods and systems for sparse sinusoidal audio processing and transmission  
The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SPARSE SINUSOIDAL AUDIO PROCESSING AND TRANSMISSION (hereinafter “SS-Audio”) provides a platform for encoding and decoding audio signals based on a sparse...
8487172 Piano action flange with open-slotted rail attachment feature  
A piano action flange with an open-slotted rail attachment feature that is a slot-shaped void completely through the piano action flange, running in the longitudinal direction of the piano action...
8481833 Free floating drum head tensioning system  
A drum shell has upper and lower peripheral edges. A flexible drum head is provided over at least one peripheral edge. Upper and lower hoops have vertical sections adjacent to the upper and lower...
8484026 Portable audio control system and audio control device thereof  
A portable audio control system that controls an audio signal transmitted from an electronic device, including an earphone device and an audio control device. The audio control device includes an...
8481838 Media system and method of progressive musical instruction based on user proficiency  
A method is provided for progressive musical instruction using a media system with processor-executable software modules storing musical performances each having a plurality of segments. A set of...
8481832 Docking station system  
A portable docking station system is designed to mount a portable computing device flush onto a musical instrument. The system features buttons or openings so the user can easily access the...
8481839 System and methods for synchronizing audio and/or visual playback with a fingering display for musical instrument  
Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for audio and/or visual playback. A system can include a first data encoded according to a first file format, a second data encoded according to a...
8481836 String dampener for an electric or acoustic stringed musical instrument  
An invention is afforded for a dampening apparatus for a musical instrument. The dampening apparatus includes a plurality of dampening pads disposed on a base element. The dampening pads are...
8481840 Button shaped portable media player with indicia  
In one embodiment of the present invention, a portable media player has the form of a wearable button and includes a body that has a front face and a rear face. The media player also has a means...
8481831 Stringed instrument  
Provided is a stringed instrument using frets, in which a low-pitched sound range is extended without changing the size of the main body and the sound range before the low-pitched sound range has...
8481834 Cajon with textured applications  
A musical instrument comprising a cuboid-shaped housing with a resonant chamber having external striking surfaces for producing percussive sounds when struck by any portion of a person's hand, or...
8481835 Foot pedal folding structure  
A foot pedal folding structure to allow a foot pedal swiveling against a stand of a musical instrument for folding includes a pedal rack, a rack sleeve and a swivel shaft. The swivel shaft...
8481841 Musical tone control system for electronic keyboard instrument  
A musical tone control system for an electronic keyboard instrument, which is capable of calculating a key depression velocity of a key with high accuracy without being adversely affected by a...
8481837 Device for providing and analyzing musical data  
A device includes a rectangular base A engaging with two cursors B and C, the base and the cursors having musical data thereon that relate to notes, scales, tonalities, intervals and chords, and...
8476511 Device and method to secure a piano fallboard  
A system and method to secure a piano fallboard is provided. In one embodiment, a method of retaining the piano fallboard in the upright position includes securing the fallboard to the back panel...
8475385 Method and apparatus for physiological monitoring  
Blood pressure measurements are represented aurally. An audio synthesizer (15) receives a signal representative of blood pressure information, and synthesizes an audio output from the signal. Both...
8476517 Variable timing reference methods of separating and mixing audio tracks from original, musical works  
The teachings described herein are generally directed to a system, method, and apparatus for separating and mixing tracks within music. The system can have components that include a processor, an...
8476520 Sound generation control apparatus  
A sound generation control apparatus displays in a loop region a music data image corresponding to music data to be generated as time progresses, such that progression of the music data...
8476513 Key cup adjustment device for a wind instrument  
A key cup adjustment device for a wind instrument has a hinge rod and a key cup assembly. The key cup assembly is mounted on the hinge rod and has at least one solid arm, a key cup, at least one...
8476514 Percussion device  
The present invention is a percussion device to be utilized with a percussion tool, such as a drum stick. The percussion device comprises a support structure and a percussion accessory. The device...
8476512 Musical instrument neck  
According to some embodiments, a musical instrument comprises a neck, a pickup socket, and a bar coupled between the neck and the pickup socket.
8476515 Locking mechanism for percussion musical instrument  
A high hat cymbal has a magnetic clutch that engages the top cymbal and allows it to be controlled by a standard high hat foot pedal. When the drummer's foot is removed from the high hat foot...
8476519 Interactive electronic apparel incorporating a guitar image  
Embodiments are directed to a novel technique used to create electronic apparel that is powered by batteries and generates light, or sound in reaction to various sensors on the garment. The wearer...
8476518 System and method for generating audio wavetables  
A method includes receiving an audio signal and identifying one or more steady-state segments of the audio signal. The method also includes identifying at least one portion of the one or more...
8476516 Finger positioner for musicians  
The invention relates to a finger positioner that facilitates playing musical instruments. The finger positioner comprises a wedge (1), which is positioned between two adjacent fingers of the...
8469812 Fret and method of manufacturing frets for stringed controllers and instruments  
A fret and method of making the fret are disclosed. The fret can include a body portion made of a non-conductive material, a first end, a second end, and a length defined between the first and...
8471133 Quick-release cymbal felt locating device  
A quick-release cymbal felt locating device includes a base internally defining a cavity having a front opening, and provided with a first insert hole vertically extended through the cavity and a...
8471137 Pickup system with a cartridge  
The present invention is a pickup system including a transducer, a mount, and a cartridge for modifying perceived sound from a musical instrument. The transducer includes a housing, a magnet and...
8471135 Music transcription  
Methods, systems, and devices are described for automatically converting audio input signal data into musical score representation data. Embodiments of the invention identify a change in frequency...
RE44309 Method of displaying directory structure of recorded data  
The present invention relates to a method of displaying directories differently based on attributes of files included therein. The present method examines a directory structure and the attributes...
8473286 Noise feedback coding system and method for providing generalized noise shaping within a simple filter structure  
A noise feedback coding (NFC) system and method that utilizes a simple and relatively inexpensive general structural configuration, but achieves improved flexibility with respect to controlling...
8471679 Electronic device including finger movement based musical tone generation and related methods  
An electronic device may include a finger biometric sensor and an audio output transducer. The electronic device may further include a controller cooperating with the finger biometric sensor for...
8471138 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...
8471134 Bass drum pedal assembly of drum kit  
The bass drum pedal assembly includes a first connector, mounted on a shaft driven by a drum pedal; a second connector, engaging with the first connector, and coupled to a universal joint which...
8473283 Pitch selection modules in a system for automatic transcription of sung or hummed melodies  
The technology disclosed relates to audio signal processing. It includes a series of modules that individually are useful to solve audio signal processing problems. Among the problems addressed...
8471722 Direction indicator system, and electric wheelchair, walking stick, and game controller utilizing said direction indicator system  
A direction indicator system includes: an electromagnetic drive actuator that has a moving part that can slide back and forth, side to side, and diagonally; and a drive controlling unit that...
8471136 Two-stage musical instrument effects pedal  
An effects pedal including a first stage configured to asymmetrically limit an input signal, and a second stage configured to symmetrically clip the asymmetrically limited signal.
8466361 Venturi didgeridoo  
The “Venturi Didgeridoo” or “Reverse Didgeridoo” is a musical instrument played in the manner of a didgeridoo (i.e. with an “unvoiced linguolabial trill” made by loosely vibrating or “fluttering”...
8466363 Sound generation processing apparatus, sound generation processing method and a tangible recording medium  
The present invention improves a processing speed by combining simple sound source species with a basic configuration and processing the combination as a single sound source when sound sources and...
8466360 Device for facilitating stringing of a musical instrument  
A device for facilitating the stringing of a guitar is provided. More specifically, a device is provided that includes a head portion with at least one member for contacting and maintaining a...
8465366 Biasing a musical performance input to a part  
Described are methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for biasing a musical performance input of a player of a rhythm-action game to a part in the game. In one...
8466362 Dual rotor axial-flow rotor valve structure  
A dual rotor axial-flow rotor valve structure includes a rotor valve seat for rotatably receiving rotatable first and second rotor valves. The rotor valve seat has a first and a second extension...
8468014 Voicing detection modules in a system for automatic transcription of sung or hummed melodies  
The technology disclosed relates to audio signal processing. It includes a series of modules that individually are useful to solve audio signal processing problems. Among the problems addressed...
8466359 Pedal device  
A pedal device includes a pedal chassis 9 provided in a pedal case 8, a pedal 10 that moves by rotating in the up-down direction with respect to the pedal chassis 9, and a rotation holding...