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8399757 Automatic analysis and performance of music  
Methods for automatically analyzing and/or performing music are described. One embodiment concerns a method for assigning chords to a musical score indicative of a sequence of time segments, each...
8401682 Interactive sound reproducing  
An audio system attachable to a computer includes a sound reproduction device for producing audible sound from audio signals. The sound reproduction device includes a radio tuner and a powered...
8399754 Musical instrument with a head tensioned over a shell by a rim using an axially oriented grain structure  
A musical instrument comprising a shell and a rim for tensioning a head across an open end of the shell, for example a drum, is improved by forming one or both of the shell and the rim using a...
8399756 Guitar strip  
A system for aiding in the teaching and playing of stringed instruments, allowing for easily understood, non-descript reference points. The system is a decal or series of decals or other printed...
8399755 Connection assembly for drum shell  
A connection assembly of the present invention is provided for connecting a drum shell to a support. The connection assembly includes at least two fixation pieces, a connection member, two...
8395039 Snare drum stand with self-adjusting bracket size  
A snare drum stand with a snare drum bracket (5), wherein the snare drum bracket (5) comprises a plurality of interconnected bars (11, 12, 13, 14), which are movably coupled to one another, and...
8395038 Pick for an instrument  
The present invention provides for a pick for an instrument having a string. The pick includes a body formed of a first material and having an outer periphery. The pick further includes a tip...
8393455 Coin processing device having a moveable coin receptacle station  
A coin processing machine comprises a housing for containing the coin processing device, a coin processing unit disposed within the housing for processing received coins of a plurality of...
8395040 Methods and systems to process input of stringed instruments  
An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method and system for electronic sensing of string instrument input. The method includes receiving a first signal from a peak detection...
8394003 Handheld finger manipulating device  
A handheld finger manipulating device comprising an elongated plunger assembly that moves longitudinally through a longitudinally aligned bore formed on an outer body. The elongated member is...
8389843 Interactive music notation layout and editing system  
A system and method for positioning, on an electronic display, an additional musical symbol based on the location of one or more existing musical symbols can include determining one or more...
8389848 Electro-mechanically assisted bass drum pedal and method of use  
An apparatus and method to assist a drummer playing a bass drum. The apparatus enables a drummer to combine force applied to a foot plate, frequency applied to a foot plate, and a selected...
8389845 Apparatus for generating musical tone signals based on mixing different decay waveform data  
A waveform memory WM stores fast decay waveform data representative of fast decay waveforms of different levels of strength and slow decay waveform data representative of a slow decay waveform of...
8389833 Upright piano type action  
An upright piano type action has a wippen 30, a jack 40, a butt 5, a swinging shank (hammer shank 71), a swinging member (hammer 70), a catcher shank 53, a backcheck 60 and a catcher 52. To any of...
8389842 System and method for handle grip improvement  
A system and method for improving the gripping surface of the handle of a manual tool, implement, or instrument. In a preferred embodiment the present invention includes one or more elastomeric...
8389832 Musical balloon accessories  
The hanging musical attachment device is an attachment to an inflatable balloon that adds ornamental features allowing the balloon to hang as an ornament creating additional appeal to generic...
8389846 Inner force sense controlling apparatus, method for controlling inner force sense and musical instrument using the same  
An electronic keyboard musical instrument has a load applier, which gives rise to inner force sense equivalent to another musical instrument such as a piano in the player through black keys and...
8389839 Thumb pick  
A thumb pick formed as a unitary one-piece body having a substantially inflexible pick point portion including at least one slot extending between an upper surface and a lower surface of the pick...
8389847 Piano with electronic tone generator  
A piano with an electronic tone generator capable of outputting musical sound signals of a reverberation and/or a resonance, in accordance with whether an external output is performed or not.
8389838 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...
8389834 Key drive device and keyboard musical instrument  
A key drive device to be installed on a musical instrument with a keyboard partly located above a leg block via a key bed, including: drive units to be at least partly inserted into a removal...
8389840 Piccolo  
A piccolo includes a cylindrical headjoint with an embouchure, a stopper including an adjustable seal disposed in a free end of the cylindrical headjoint, and a conical body having tone holes. The...
8389841 Adjustable resonator stop and keyboard percussion instrument including same  
An adjustable resonator stop may be used in resonators of keyboard percussion instruments. The adjustable resonator stop includes a resonator engaging body having a cavity, a resonator end member...
8389835 Sound system in a stringed musical instrument  
A sound system producing characteristic sounds from an acoustic instrument is provided. The sound system may include a stringed musical instrument and an electronic audio subsystem. The stringed...
8389844 Tone generation apparatus  
In response to detection of a note-on instruction, a CPU assigns a tone generating unit comprising two tone generating channels and sets tone color control data of the assigned tone generating...
8389836 Bridge element for musical stringed instruments  
A stringed instrument, for example an electric guitar, is arranged to produce a tremolo effect by providing the tailpiece with a number of saddles corresponding to the number of strings, each...
8389837 Stringed instrument having a fretboard cantilevered over the soundboard  
A composite fretboard has a tapered form and a cantilevered end. A guitar constructed with the fretboard is able to maintain certain elements of classical guitar form with a soundboard able to...
8383922 Device for controlling picking depth for a stringed instrument  
An accessory for attachment to a stringed musical instrument that mechanically limits depth of picking action by providing interference to the finger, fingernail, or pick. A plate or “anvil”...
8383923 System and method for musical game playing and training  
A system and method for musical training allows users to visually and aurally associate musical notes. The system allows user input to designate musical notes and instruments on which those notes...
8383925 Sound collector, sound signal transmitter and music performance system for remote players  
A music station is connected through a communication network to another music station, and pieces of music data expressing an exhibition performance on a automatic player piano and pieces of voice...
8383920 Keyboard apparatus  
A keyboard apparatus includes a key supported for pivoting movement about a pivot point, a mass member for imparting a reaction force to performance operation of the key in interlocked relation to...
8383924 Musical tone signal generating apparatus  
A CPU 19a supplies parameters on musical tone signals to a tone generator 17 having a plurality of tone generation channels CH0, CH1, . . . , CH127 each generating a musical tone signal. The...
8383921 Stick of string instrument bow, string instrument bow and methods of manufacturing stick of string instrument bow  
A stick of a string instrument bow includes a base material having an arched-rod shaped carbon fiber resin layer made of carbon fiber resin and a glass fiber resin layer which covers the outer...
8378202 Portable communication device capable of virtually playing musical instruments  
An instrument-playing portable communication device is provided. The device includes an instrument-playing key unit having one or more keys, provided on a body of the instrument-playing portable...
8378192 Portable guitar with an adjustable bottom leg rest section  
A portable travel guitar that can be readily disassembled to fit into a compact custom guitar case. The top and bottom sections of the guitar body are detached from the main body of the guitar...
8378199 Multimedia platform for recording and/or reproducing music synchronously with visual images  
A multimedia platform records a performance on a keyboard synchronously with a picture by periodically regulating an internal clock, which is indicative of the lapse of time, with time codes...
8378197 Method and system for music program selection  
In providing a music program, a personal music player displays personal activity choices. A user selects a personal activity and provides a time duration for the activity. The player sends a...
8378200 Source-dependent acoustic, musical and/or other instrument processing and feedback system  
The Source-Dependent Instrument is a signal processing and signal generation system that uses one or more signal event generators that can be functionally activated and controlled by the analysis...
8378204 Pedal device for electronic keyboard instrument  
A pedal device for an electronic keyboard apparatus adds sound effects to musical notes generated by the electronic keyboard apparatus in response to an operator depressing the pedal device. A...
8378198 Method and apparatus for detecting pitch period of input signal  
Provided are a method and apparatus for detecting a pitch period of an input signal, the method including: generating division frames by dividing the input signal by a unit of a first...
8378190 Piano construction  
A piano frame including a main plate having a first major surface for supporting piano strings and an opposite second major surface for supporting a soundboard. First, second, third and fourth...
8378196 Sonically controlled wind-up motor  
A sonically controlled motor has a rotating shaft and an escapement selectively allowing or denying rotation there-of. An acoustic element cooperates with the escapement such that selective...
8378964 System and method for automatically producing haptic events from a digital audio signal  
In an embodiment, a system and method for automatically converting a plurality of events in a plurality of channels in a structured representation sequence into haptic events. The method comprises...
8378195 Chord teaching apparatus  
The invention provides a musical indicating device for finding the 12 most common chord types and their inversions on string and fretted musical instruments. It can be generally formed as a thin...
8378191 Soundboard bracing structure system for musical stringed instruments  
A bracing structure formed onto the underside soundboard surface of an acoustic musical stringed instrument comprising two bracing bars (1, 2) that are used to support the soundboard and bridge in...
8381103 Electronic device  
When a jump instruction to display contents regarding a control out of contents in a help screen is given, if the jump instruction is given for a control with the same identification data as that...
8378201 Resonance generation device of electronic musical instrument, resonance generation method of electronic musical instrument, computer program, and computer readable recording medium  
A resonance generation device of an electronic musical instrument, including: a key depression state detecting means detecting whether a key which is in a specific relation with a played key is...
8380051 Various methods and apparatuses for an embedded video player  
In general, a digital video player is described that has a form factor that allows the video player to be built into or otherwise attached to another enclosure. The digital video player may be...
8378194 Composition device and methods of use  
A system for creating a musical score may be provided. The system may include a composition tool application that is configured to provide a plurality of instrument interfaces to a user. The...
8378203 Simulated percussion instrument  
Embodiments of an electronic instrument simulating a percussion instrument using capacitive touch sensitive sensors are described herein. Embodiments described comprise an art layer, a sensor...