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8878036 Device for muting the sound of a musical instrument  
The present application is directed to a muting device for muting the sound of musical instruments such as wind instruments, and more particularly, flutes. The muting device is configured to mute...
8878045 Acoustic effect impartment apparatus, and piano  
An acoustic effect impartment apparatus detects striking of any one of strings by a corresponding hammer in an acoustic piano like a grand piano, and vibrates a vibration section with a driving...
8878046 Adjusting a level at which to generate a new tone with a current generated tone  
Provided are a tone control device and a method for adjusting a volume level at which to generate a new tone and at least one current tone according to a target volume level and a current volume...
8878035 String depressing device for a stringed musical instrument  
A string depressing device is useable to fret at least one string of a stringed musical instrument. The string depressing device includes a frame that, when adjacent to a fingerboard of the...
8878892 Multi-picture synthesizing method and apparatus in conference television system  
A multi-picture synthesizing method in a conference television system is disclosed by the present invention. The method includes: synthesizing multiple pictures into a bottom layer of a...
8878039 Drumstick holder  
A drumstick holder, comprising: a member providing a surface; one or more retaining members (for example clips arranged to grip a drumstick) arranged to prevent or restrict free movement of a...
8878044 Processing device and method for displaying a state of tone generation apparatus  
An electronic musical instrument is capable of generating tones in correspondence with individual ones of a plurality of sound generation parts and allocating desired sound colors and pitch ranges...
8878038 Adjustable percussion mounting  
A device for mounting a percussion instrument with a strap handle including a bracket mounted on a horizontal support bar, where the bracket has a pinion parallel to the support bar at and held at...
8878043 Systems, methods, and apparatus for music composition  
Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for determining one or more chords and/or music notes to output (e.g., via a mobile device) based on a direction of movement and/or...
8878041 Detecting beat information using a diverse set of correlations  
A beat analysis module is described for determining beat information associated with an audio item. The beat analysis module uses an Expectation-Maximization (EM) approach to determine an average...
8878037 Musical instrument mechanically activated  
A mechanically activated musical instrument mainly for public use is preferably installed in open areas such as parks, plazas, cultural centers and the like. The mechanically activated musical...
8878042 Stringed instrument practice device and system  
The present invention extends to practice devices and systems for practicing to play stringed instruments. An electronic stringed instrument practice device can be configured to perform one or...
8872008 Dual plectrum systems for stringed instruments  
Embodiments of the present invention related to plectrum composite couplers comprising a spacer material, the spacer material comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, and a pivot core that...
8872010 Automatic guitar tuner  
An automatic tuning device including a plurality of universal attachment clamp and tuning motor assemblies, a head-mounted electronics enclosure, and a power pedal. A stringed instrument analog...
8871321 Flexible inlay strips and method of manufacturing the same  
A method of fabricating an ornamental purfling strip which has sufficient flexibility to be placed within a curved configuration. The ornamental purfling strips are sufficiently flexible to be...
8874243 Simulating musical instruments  
The invention provides scoring a performance of a guitar part in a rhythm-action game. It operates in the context of a video game platform in communication with a display and a controller and...
8872014 Multi-media spatial controller having proximity controls and sensors  
A controller having proximity sensors associated with a trigger, such as beam sensors, configured to generate proximity data as a function of where each beam is broken along its span. A variety of...
8872015 Cymbal transducer using electret accelerometer  
In one embodiment, a cymbal system includes a cymbal and a transducer couplable to the cymbal. The transducer has a sound pressure microphone, and a casing hermetically sealing the sound pressure...
8872011 Visual, tactile and motion-sensation system for representing music for an audience  
System of translation between written or performed music and visual, tactile and motion sensation experiences. Specific metaphors for most aspects of music among these non-audio media are...
8872012 Music pre-end-play processing method using time data and electronic apparatus for implementing the same  
A music data processing method applied to an electronic apparatus includes obtaining a time data; retrieving a partial music data from an input music data according to the time data; and...
8872009 Sound post inserting / removing tool  
Violin Sound Post inserting tool with a handle having a spring type clamp attached at right angle. One half of the clamp has a groove or cradle into which sound post is placed. The second half is...
8872013 Audiovisual teaching apparatus  
The audiovisual teaching apparatus (2) for demonstration purposes before a group of students has a frame (6) on which is mounted a board (4). The front surface of the board (4) includes an area...
8865985 Tremolo device for stringed instrument and stringed instrument  
A tremolo device for stringed instrument and a stringed instrument. The tremolo device (1) includes base plate (2) with saddle assemblies (3) mounted independently and corresponding to strings....
8865993 Musical composition processing system for processing musical composition for energy level and related methods  
A musical composition processing system may include a storage device for storing reference musical compositions, an energy level characteristic value for each reference musical composition, and an...
8865987 Percussion instrument  
A percussion instrument includes at least one pad and a support frame supporting the pad. The support frame includes a central vertical frame, a left vertical frame located in a left rear...
8865992 Sound manipulator  
A sound manipulator comprising a touch sensitive sensor detecting finger tapings and multiplying them electronically on simultaneously produced sound, such that touches and releases affect sound...
8865988 Cymbal holding structure, cymbal stand having the holding structure, and fastener used in the holding structure  
Provided is a cymbal holding structure and a cymbal stand that make it possible to easily perform operations of adjustment of cymbal fastening force and attachment/detachment of a cymbal with one...
8865989 Kinetic measurement of piano key mechanisms for inertial properties and keystroke characteristics  
Important new descriptors (Down Force Slope and Up Force Slope), which more fully and meaningfully characterize the continuous Down Force and Up Force are revealed. Similar descriptors are also...
8865994 Electronic music system  
An electronic music system includes a computer which performs a sequencing function and a remote controller. The remote controller is provided with a start operator and a selection operator. In...
8865990 Musical performance evaluating device, musical performance evaluating method and storage medium  
In the present invention, a CPU identifies musical notation data to which music playing data corresponds, and determines whether the musical notation data has been played using a right-hand, a...
8868411 Pitch-correction of vocal performance in accord with score-coded harmonies  
Despite many practical limitations imposed by mobile device platforms and application execution environments, vocal musical performances may be captured and continuously pitch-corrected for mixing...
8865986 Jazz flat ride and methods of making the same  
A jazz ride is a flat plate from a mounting hole to a peripheral edge wherein at least one segment is provided with a plurality of narrow annular slots separated by annular webs. The jazz ride may...
8865991 Portable music player  
A portable music player for the playback of a digital audio file comprises a memory for storing a plurality of digital audio files; an audio output; a control for setting a desired change in pitch...
8859867 String tension support structure  
A neck (3) of an electric guitar (1) comprises a first wooden neck member (31), and a second metal neck member (33). The second neck member (33) is disposed in a state in which strings (10) span...
8860547 Control terminal  
A wearable control terminal for allowing a user to control a target object includes a contact detector, an impact detector, a motion detector, and a transmitter. The contact detector is mounted on...
8859873 System and apparatus for playing an angklung musical instrument  
A system and an apparatus to play an Angklung musical instrument automatically consisting of hardware and software. The hardware consists of Angklung, two vertical poles, horizontal pole to hang...
8859875 Musical score display conversion system  
Methods, systems and computer readable media for musical score presentation conversion are described. For example, in some implementations the method can include receiving a musical notation file,...
8862795 Waveform accumulation and storage in alternating memory banks  
System and method for hardware implemented accumulation of waveform data. A digitizer is provided that includes first and second memory banks. A first waveform is stored in chunks alternating...
8859869 Drumhead with extended collar  
A drumhead comprising a circular membrane having a flat central play region, a collar extending outwardly and downwardly from the play region, and an outer edge region extending from the collar. A...
8861041 Image reading device provided with a spread spectrum clock generator and correction waveform data and an image forming apparatus comprising the image reading device  
An image reading device is provided with a waveform memory that stores correction waveform data generated based on a digital image signal output from an image signal processing circuit when a...
8859878 Method and device for identifying half point of pedal on keyboard musical instrument  
A key depression (i.e., string striking) is performed while a pedal is kept at a set non-key-depressed-state corresponding position (a rest position of a hammer). A string striking velocity...
8859870 Pedal percussion instrument  
A pedal percussion instrument includes a base, a pedal, a connecting member, a rotating body, a shaft pivotally connecting the rotating body, a striking part rotating about the shaft and a...
8859876 Multi-channel signal processing for multi-channel musical instruments  
Multi-channel audio signal processing systems and techniques are provided for electronic instruments having multiple and distinct output channels. Such systems may be used in conjunction with...
8859868 Devices and methods for tuning a stringed instrument, such as a guitar or the like  
String tuning devices for stringed musical instruments, such as guitars or the like, comprising of tuning pegs or machine heads that provide equal or practically equal tuning sensitivity for the...
8859877 Damper drive device for musical instrument, and musical instrument  
An elongated lifting rail is displaceable to collectively pivot a plurality of damper levers. An actuator is provided beside or underneath the lifting rail for automatically displacing the lifting...
8859871 Drumstick weight adjustment structure  
A drumstick weight adjustment structure includes a plastic stick holder and at least one weight block. The plastic stick holder has at least one hole. The weight block can be inserted into the...
8859872 Method for giving feedback on a musical performance  
A method is presented that allows feedback to be given on a musical performance without restrictions on the performance in terms of quality of intonation, tempo, or specific note order. Based on...
8859874 Coefficient measurement apparatus, effect impartment apparatus, and musical sound generating apparatus  
In a coefficient measurement apparatus, a line input terminal receives a pickup signal that is generated based on a string vibration of a musical instrument. A microphone input terminal receives a...
8859866 Keyboard instrument  
In a predetermined sound generation mode, a drive signal having a frequency characteristic corresponding to an operated key is supplied to an excitation unit provided on a soundboard. In response...
8853515 Reversible cymbal  
A reversible cymbal includes a central cup surrounded by a remainder of the cymbal. The cymbal is repeatedly reversible between a first configuration, in which curvatures of the cup and the...