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8438168 Scalable music recommendation by search  
An exemplary method includes providing a music collection of a particular scale, determining a distance parameter for locality sensitive hashing based at least in part on the scale of the music...
8436241 Beat enhancement device, sound output device, electronic apparatus and method of outputting beats  
In a sound output device, a sound input unit acquires a sound signal reproduced by a reproduction device. A beat extractor extracts a beat component of the sound signal based on a spectrogram, and...
8431808 Drum holding structure and drum held by the holding structure  
To provide a drum holding structure that does not impair the resonance feature or the sound quality that the drum originally possesses, that is free of occurrence of strains or twists in the drum...
8433575 Augmenting an audio signal via extraction of musical features and obtaining of media fragments  
A system and method is described in which a multimedia story is rendered to a consumer in dependence on features extracted from an audio signal representing for example a musical selection of the...
8431807 Magic key of learning  
This invention is a self-contained, Blow and Draw harmonica-playing, music education device that displays for the student-user—immediately upon viewing the device's coverplates—the location and...
8431811 Multi-media device enabling a user to play audio content in association with displayed video  
A multi-media entertainment device enabling a user to control sound/audio elements of a music or sound program while video is displayed and which is correlated to the played sound elements. The...
8431810 Tempo detection device, tempo detection method and program  
A tempo detection device includes: a basic feature amount extracting section which extracts a plurality of types of basic feature amounts from an input audio signal; a weighting and adding section...
8431814 Laser pick-up for a stringed musical instrument  
A laser pick-up apparatus and method for a stringed musical instrument. The laser pick-up includes a laser diode affixed to the musical instrument. The laser diode is capable of generating a laser...
8431813 Percussion instrument and method with coupling devices  
A percussion instrument may include a plurality of coupling device for operatively connecting a first hoop member, which may be configured to hold down a head arranged across a first end of a...
8431809 Electronic music display  
An electronic music display and methods of using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the electronic music display includes a user interface configured to receive one or more music files, a...
8431812 Tone data search apparatus and method  
Storage section stores therein a plurality of tone data sets each representative of a tone waveform but also a plurality of character data sets in association with the tone data sets, each of the...
8426712 Cymbal rod adjusting and locating mechanism  
A cymbal rod adjusting and locating mechanism includes a fixed casing having a pivot hole and a connector connected to a cymbal stand pole; and a movable casing including first and second clamping...
8426718 Simulating several instruments using a single virtual instrument  
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...
8426715 Client-side audio signal mixing on low computational power player using beat metadata  
A low computational power digital audio player achieves beat continuous transitioning between digital audio pieces based on beat metadata, which can be generated via offline processing on a higher...
8426713 Type piano  
A sound emitting system includes an abbreviated keyboard coupled to a speaker. The keyboard includes a plurality of rows stationed above a space bar row. The plurality of rows include labeled keys...
8426710 Plectrum and method of fabricating  
A plectrum having a body made from an organic material having a desired shape, weight, and thickness, the body having a plurality of surfaces wherein opposing sides, a first and a second side,...
8426711 Snare strainer  
A snare strainer adapted to a snare drum is equipped with two strainers, which are attached to the opposite positions on the circumferential exterior of a cylinder of the snare drum and which...
8426714 Visual presentation system and related methods  
A control interface for a visual presentation system. Implementations include a graphical interface including a plurality of parallel lines and plurality of spaces between and adjacent to the...
8426709 Adjustable neck-angle joint for stringed musical instrument  
Adjustable neck-angle joint for stringed musical instrument, directed to the technique and the way of joining the neck (12) and the body (13) of a stringed musical instrument. The two parts are...
8426717 Discriminator for discriminating employed modulation technique, signal demodulator, musical instrument and method of discrimination  
A signal modulator includes a discriminator for discriminating a modulation technique through which a carrier signal was modulated to a quasi audio signal and a signal demodulation module for...
8426716 Intelligent keyboard interface for virtual musical instrument  
A user interface for a virtual musical instrument presents a number of chord touch regions, each corresponding to a chord of a diatonic key. Within each chord region a number of touch zones are...
8426719 Keytar controller with percussion pads and accelerometer  
A keytar is disclosed. The keytar has a keyboard body having a front face, left side, right side and rear face. A piano-style keyboard with a number of keys is on the front face of the keyboard...
8420919 Drum coupling system  
A drum coupling system is configured as a coupling system for coupling various marching drums such as a snare drum, a tenor drum, and a bass drum to marching carriers and drum stands for the...
8420921 Information processing apparatus, sound analysis method, and program  
An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a beat analysis unit for detecting positions of beats included in an audio signal, a structure analysis unit for calculating...
8420920 Fret removal tool  
A hand tool for removing frets associated with guitars, banjos and other string instruments. The tool has a handle with a blade extending therefrom. At a distal end of the blade is a slot wider...
8420923 Music playing device for symphonic compositions  
A music playing device for symphonic compositions allows a user to selective locate one or more musical instrument playing pieces within an orchestral pit and to listen to the series of notes of...
8419536 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Systems and methods for indicating input actions in a rhythm-action game
 
Systems and methods for displaying cues indicating input actions in a rhythm-action game may include: displaying, to a player of a rhythm-action game, a lane divided into at least two sub-lanes,...
8420917 Musical instrument  
A musical instrument is provided. When the lid is revolved in a direction to open the lid from a close state of the lid, the guided part is guided to an inner peripheral concave surface of the...
8423367 Apparatus and method for creating singing synthesizing database, and pitch curve generation apparatus and method  
Variation over time in fundamental frequency in singing voices is separated into a melody-dependent component and a phoneme-dependent component, modeled for each of the components and stored into...
8420918 Pedal device, and electronic musical instrument including the pedal device  
Pedal device for an electronic keyboard instrument includes a pedal having opposed side walls extending downward from the opposite side edges, in a width direction, of an upper wall, and a...
8420924 Electromagnetic field pickup for musical instruments  
An electromagnetic field pickup (10) for a musical instrument including an electromagnetic signal generator (12), an electromagnetic field transducer (18), a mixer (28), the electromagnetic signal...
8414395 Strum processing for music video game on handheld device  
A handheld video game system provides a music video game including a guitar simulation. Operation of the handheld video game system is designed to simulate, to a certain extent, the playing of a...
8415547 Elbow drum  
The present invention is drawn to a percussion instrument or drum, having an “elbow” shaped tubular body which curves through an approximate 90 degree angle with the head of the drum.
8415548 Device for damping vibrations in percussion sets  
It is disclosed a device for dampening vibrations that ma propagate from a percussion instrument to percussion instrument stands comprising a mounting holder (3) for the percussion instrument, sad...
8415549 Time compression/expansion of selected audio segments in an audio file  
A computer implemented method allows a user to adjust tracks in a musical arrangement. The method involves a user selecting a musical position of an audio track, which the user desires to adjust...
8417518 Voice recognition system, method, and program  
A voice recognition system comprises: a voice input unit that receives an input signal from a voice input element and output it; a voice detection unit that detects an utterance segment in the...
8415550 Systems and methods for a digital stringed instrument  
Systems and methods for a digital instrument are described, for example to simulate or be used in conjunction with a stringed instrument. A sensor system detects the location of one or more...
8415551 Composite pole piece musical instrument pickup  
A magnetic pickup for a stringed musical instrument has one or more composite ferromagnetic pole pieces. The composite pole pieces have two or more components with different ferromagnetic...
8410346 Bass-drum pedal assembly  
A pedal assembly for a drum has a floor plate, a clamp for securing the floor plate to a hoop of a drum, a pivot on the floor plate, a post pivotal on the pivot of the floor plate between an erect...
8410348 Closing position sensor  
A closing position sensor comprises detecting unit and signal converting unit. The detecting unit is disposed on the electronic instrument element for detecting the distance between one electronic...
8410347 Music recommendation method with respect to message service  
A music recommendation method and a music recommendation system are provided. The music recommendation method includes: selecting music files according to a theme of the message service and music,...
8410344 Mouthpiece for woodwind instruments with venturi aperture  
An improved mouthpiece for use with single reed woodwind instruments is provided. The mouthpiece includes a tapered shaped tone chamber that creates shaped-charge dynamics in the tone chamber air...
8410345 Tone control device for percussion instruments  
Herein described is a tone control device for percussion instruments comprising a first strap, a second strap, a weighted member and an engagement loop for the convenient engagement of a drum...
8404956 Fingerboard for stringed musical instrument  
This design is a fingerboard with an integrated neck adjustment mechanism to correct both up bow and back bow of a stringed instrument neck with the added ability to eliminate additional bulk...
8404957 Drum tuning apparatus  
An acoustic-drum tuning assembly includes a single adjustment feature to vary the drumhead tension uniformly around the drumhead's periphery. The tuning mechanism includes multiple rings located...
8403276 Vertical support system for musical instruments  
The present invention relates generally to a vertical instrument support system for musical instruments.
8404958 Advanced MIDI and audio processing system and method  
An advanced MIDI/audio processing system with virtual key-switches. The virtual key-switches are mapped to different musical concepts. As a user presses a key-switch in real time with the playing...
8399758 Tone control device for use with a musical instrument and method for making the same  
A tone control device is provided. The tone control device includes a bridge configured to be mounted to an instrument. The bridge includes a body and an adjustment area located within the bridge....
8399752 Musical instrument for the handicapped  
A system and method for music playing and enjoyment, especially by handicapped persons. In some implementations, the system includes automatic height adjustment. In some implementations, the...
8399753 Slide for use with fretted instruments  
A tubular shaped slide having first and second spaced ends for use with a fretted musical instrument, the first end having a diameter greater than the second end. The slide is positioned on the...