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8962963 Shape adjustable tambourine  
A tambourine is provided with a crescent shell including two tubular segment elements at both ends respectively, through holes, and two sets of two spaced grooves each extending from either end of...
8962955 Music box  
A music box includes a plurality of star wheels, a plurality of sun wheels, a drive unit, a plurality of anchoring members, a plurality of vibration valves, a rotating disk, a detection unit, and...
8962959 Adjustable flexture pick for stringed instruments  
A pick or plectrum for a stringed musical instrument comprising an upper body, a generally triangular shaped lower body with appendages extending adjacent to the planar perimeter of the upper...
8962956 Neck stiffener for stringed musical instruments  
A musical instrument neck stiffener includes a beam fabricated by embedding uni-directional material only at the upper and lower portions of the beam, and constrained by braid or bias weave...
8962957 Guitar training aid  
A training aid for playing a stringed instrument of the type having a neck and a fingerboard for assisting an instrument player in the proper placement of the thumb on the back of the instrument...
8962965 Musical sound generation device, storage medium, and musical sound generation method  
An address for reading, from a waveform memory connected by a bus, waveform data to be assigned to each of a plurality of sound generation channels for generating a musical sound, is calculated,...
8962961 Mute for brass instrument  
A mute detachably attached to a brass instrument includes a fixed part and a plurality of branch pipes, each including a main pipe and an auxiliary pipe. The branch pipes are unified together and...
8962962 System and apparatus for adjusting the tonal output of a membranophone  
The present invention is a system for modifying the tonal output of a hand drum. The system includes the use of a tonal cover or membrane to change the sound emitted when the head of a hand drum...
8962967 Musical instrument with networking capability  
Disclosed is a musical instrument with networking capability and application-driven features for expanding mobility and sharing of creations made using the instrument. In one embodiment, a musical...
8962966 Keyboard instrument  
In response to an operation of a key, a drive signal indicating a sound waveform corresponding to the key is supplied to an excitation unit provided on a soundboard. The soundboard is vibrated in...
8957297 Programmable musical instrument pedalboard  
In one embodiment, a programmable pedalboard for a musical instrument is provided. The pedalboard includes a docking station for receiving a removable portable computer that provides a plurality...
8957292 Stringed instrument with body including fingertip locating feature and methods of manufacture  
A stringed instrument having a body assembly including a fingertip locating feature is disclosed together with methods of manufacturing the instrument. The instrument body is characterized by a...
8957293 Musical instrument string and process for the production thereof  
The invention relates in particular to a musical instrument string. The musical instrument string comprises a core, produced from a metal material, with a coating. The coating comprises an...
8957291 Neck joint construction for stringed musical instrument  
A stringed musical instrument comprises a neck, a body and a neck joint. The neck has a heel comprising at least a wedge. Correspondingly, the body has a heel slot at a neck joint location along...
8957295 Sound generation apparatus  
A serial memory stores a plurality of waveform samples. A tone generating unit has a plurality of channels operating in time-divisional manner to generate therethrough sound signals based on...
8957294 Chinrest cover for a musical instrument  
The invention is a protective cover for a musical instrument. The musical instrument comprises stringed instruments such as various models of violins and violas. Another embodiment of the...
8957290 Shoulder support for a musical instrument  
A shoulder support for a musical instrument is provided, including a holding device, an arm, and a shoulder abutment element. The arm is held on the holding device by a first joint device and/or...
8957296 Chord training and assessment systems  
The invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatus for assessing a musical performance of a chord, a chord series, or a chord progression. The performance can include a user's performance of...
8954172 Method and apparatus to process an audio user interface and audio device using the same  
A method and apparatus to process a user-defined audio user interface (UI), and an audio device using the same. The method includes designating a specific portion of an audio signal being...
8952232 Circular piano keyboard  
According to embodiments herein, a circular, semi-circular, or generally rounded piano keyboard is shown and described. In particular, in an illustrative embodiment, the piano keyboard is a fully...
8952230 Guitar neck and body attachment mechanism  
An attachment mechanism for selective attachment of a stringed instrument neck to a stringed instrument body includes a recess formed in the body with a first part of a latch mechanism. The neck...
8952231 Compact gearless tuning mechanism for stringed instruments  
A tuning mechanism for a stringed instrument consists of a plurality of levers, one for each string, each lever having a pivoting point at one end, and a tuning screw at the opposite end with its...
8952233 System for calculating the tempo of music  
A music tempo calculation system uses a microphone to input ambient music; the input is then processed in real time to display beats per minute (BPM). Input from the microphone is decomposed by a...
8946533 Musical performance training device, musical performance training method and storage medium  
In the present invention, a CPU acquires an achievement level based on the difficulty level of a song by evaluating the playing skills of the user based on a comparison of a plurality musical...
8946537 Electromagnetic transducer for stringed instrument  
Devices and methods for transducing vibrations of a ferromagnetic string in a musical stringed instrument are provided. Specifically, including those for modulating the timbre of a stringed...
8946534 Accompaniment data generating apparatus  
An accompaniment data generating apparatus has a storage device 15 for storing a set of phrase waveform data having a plurality of constituent notes which form a chord, and a CPU 9. The CPU 9...
8946529 Top mounted tremolo and tuning apparatus  
A tremolo and tuning apparatus is provided for a stringed musical instrument. The apparatus includes a mounting frame configured for mounting on the surface of the body of the instrument, an...
8946532 Musical instrument protection  
A protective apron that protects a soft-metal musical instrument, where in the apron may have one, two, or more layers. The outer layer prevents the soft-metal musical instrument from being...
8946535 Split keyboard for PC data and music output  
A split keyboard with an optional middle section of keys for controlling regular PC input to a host, to play music, and to input and play music with a multiple octave keyboard that when the middle...
8946530 Hand-operated clapping percussion and rhythm device with controllable tone of sound  
This invention, hand-operated clapping percussion and rhythm device with controllable tone of sound, provides the hand-operated percussion and rhythm device, producing the different tone of...
8946531 Spring force adjustment structure in high-hat stand and high-hat stand including the spring force adjustment structure  
To provide a spring force adjustment structure in a high-hat stand that allows a user to easily adjust a spring force with one hand without reducing a floor space, easily understand the amounts of...
8946536 Electronic cymbal assembly with modular self-dampening triggering system  
The present invention includes a method and apparatus for temporary dampening and temporary conversion of a wide range of an analog percussion surfaces into electronic percussive surfaces by means...
8940987 Harmonica support with magnetic cradle  
A supporting frame and magnetic cradle for playing a harmonica hands-free, the frame providing two positions: a “playing” position for rigidly supporting the harmonica in proximity to the mouth...
8940992 Systems and methods thereof for determining a virtual momentum based on user input  
A computer-implemented method including generating a user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display configured to generate a virtual dual flywheel system for modulating a lifecycle of a...
8940985 Guitar neck joint routing system  
A guitar neck joint routing system. The system includes a probe and router assembly comprising a gantry, a probe, and a plurality of routers, and a guitar neck and body nest comprising clamps and...
8940994 Illuminated non-contact cymbal pickup  
A sound pickup for musical cymbals includes an integrated assembly attachable to a cymbal stand. The integrated assembly includes a plurality of microphones arranged to achieve optimal quality and...
8940993 Variable tone configuration control for string instruments  
A variable tone configuration control (100, 100′) for string instruments includes a pair of pickup coils (110, 120) located on a string instrument for inducing voltages therein responsive to...
8940988 Single reed woodwind ligature system adjusts to fit most mouthpiece sizes with excellent responsiveness through isolation of ligature from reed and mouthpiece vibrations  
A single reed ligature system for a woodwind musical instrument that provides a large vertical range of adjustment to enable a single ligature to be used with most sizes of saxophone and clarinet...
8940989 Percussion musical instrument  
A percussion musical instrument which utilizes a cymbal plate mounted on a shaft (or rod) in a spaced relationship from a cymbal also mounted on the shaft forming an annular gap. A tip of a...
8940990 Exercise music support apparatus  
An apparatus temporal stops to output an exercise video, in response to determining that the request for temporal stop is received. The apparatus changes to a second audio volume of MIDI data by...
8940984 Electro-mechanical musical instrument  
An electro-mechanical musical instrument capable of generating a whole or partial instrument resonant frequency, said instrument comprising a body (1) having a first end (2) and a second end (3),...
8940991 Electronic percussion device and method  
An electronic percussion device includes a drum shell, a drumhead as striking surface, vibration sensors, and a peripheral and a central vibration carrier. The vibration carriers abut against the...
8940986 Tremolo and bridge device for stringed instruments  
A tremolo device for a stringed instrument is described in which a base plate is configured for surface mounting to a body of the instrument. A pivot plate is pivotally coupled to the base plate...
8937236 Guitar neck assembly and process therefor  
In a stringed instrument such as a guitar, a fingerboard is slidably engaged with the instrument's neck, preferably by means of flanges that engage with corresponding grooves along the lateral...
8937235 Professional upright piano action  
A vertical or upright piano action includes a key bed, a key frame, a wippen, a damper action, a hammer action, a repetition lever, a sustain mechanism, sostenuto mechanism, and an una chorda or...
8937238 Musical sound emission apparatus, electronic musical instrument, musical sound emitting method, and storage medium  
A CPU sets a first key-press pitch as a first target value; sets the immediately-preceding key-press pitch as a first starting point; emits the first key-press pitch sound therefrom with...
8937239 Light emission control device  
Provided are a light emitting control device, computer readable memory device, and method to control a light emitter associated with a pad capable of being struck to produce a sound. In response...
8937541 Anti-theft device for a musical instrument  
A musical instrument location transmitting device and system includes a musical instrument having a location transmitting device and an electric power source permanently secured in the musical...
8937237 Determining the characteristic of a played note on a virtual instrument  
A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a predetermined sequence, each chord touch...
8933314 Musical effects devices  
We describe a musical effect device comprising drive electronics to drive a first tuned resonant circuit at a resonant frequency, a moveable mechanical control associated with a second, passive...