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PICKUP ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRICAL STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A pickup for a musical instrument includes a first assembly, a housing, and a magnet. The first assembly comprises a base plate, a pole that extends from the base plate, and a coil of wire wrapped around the pole. A first lead wire extends from a first coil end and a second lead wire extends from a second coil end. The housing is user attachable to, and detachable from, the top of the first assembly, independently of any electrical connections made to electronics of the musical instrument. Moreover, the housing attaches to and detaches from the first assembly such that when attached, the pole of the first assembly is in magnetic cooperation with the magnet. Also, the housing is removable, thus allowing the magnet to be changed out to another magnet without removing strings or other hardware of the musical instrument.



DIGITAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A new and improved Digital Musical Instrument includes a hardware segment that electronically detects the physical inputs of a musicians musical playing style or articulated intent; a Software segment that interprets and formulates the data output from the hardware segment, to be applied to any digitally modulated synthesizer or recording sampler; and an optional expanded method of sampling or digitally recording articulated sounds of acoustic instruments.



MULTIPLE INSTRUMENT TUNER SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present application includes a system configured to tune multiple instrument simultaneously. The system includes a plurality of frequency sensors, each in communication with a single instrument. The frequency sensor senses a pitch played from the respective instrument and transmits that pitch frequency to a single tuner for processing. The tuner compares each pitch frequency to a base reference. The base reference for each instrument may be different depending on the pitch played by the instruments. The pitch frequency is compared to the base reference and a deviation is produced. The deviation is transmitted and displayed on a readout for use by the musician to make adjustments to the instrument based upon the deviation. An additional readout is also provided to a third party operator for viewing.



EFFECT PEDAL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for handling effect pedals is provided. The present invention is achieved by a remote control unit operable by a guitarist. The system comprises a remote control unit used by a guitarist and at least one effect pedal wherein the at least one effect pedal is controllable from said remote control unit.



Music Dissection and Puzzle

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A musical composition in broken down by instrument or channels within the composition. The composition is further broken down by time period. Each distinct block of time by instrument is a discrete block within the musical composition for which a visualization is created based on the sound produced. These blocks are then scrambled, at least partially, by instrument and time and displayed on a grid where each block or instrument can be played by selecting same. The blocks are also movable with a goal of placing the blocks in order by time and instrument so that the entirety of the musical composition can again be played aurally.



Interchangeable Drum Bearing Edge Rings

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are interchangeable bearing edge rings for drum shells assembled with traditional lug holders. Different bearing edge rings can be inserted in between the drum shell and the drumhead to change the sound of the drum during play. Some embodiments provide a modified drum shell with top and bottom rims that have a groove. Bearing edge rings with complimentary slits can be inset in the grooves in order to change the drum bearing edge and sound as desired. Alternatively, the bearing edge rings can have support extensions instead of the slits for coupling to unmodified drum shells. The support extensions extend downwards from either side of the ring and are separated by a distance equal to the width of the drum shell rim. The support extensions straddle the drum shell rim to retain the position of bearing edge ring over the drum shell rim.



CHUCK STRUCTURE CAPABLE OF QUICKLY ADJUSTING PLACEMENT ANGLE OF DRUMSTICK AND PERCUSSION PRACTICE ASSISTING DEVICE THEREOF

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A chuck structure for fixing a drumstick on a non-circular revolving shaft of a foot drum includes a retractable chuck, two arched plates and a fastening element. The two arched plates clamp the non-circular revolving shaft. An inner arched surface of each arched plate has an inner fastening surface correspondingly clamping the non-circular revolving shaft, and an outer arched surface of each arched plate has a spiked surface. The retractable chuck includes a fastening portion and a rotating portion, which are pivotally connected to each other, clamp the two arched plates, and are penetrated by the drumstick. Each of the fastening portion and a rotating portion has a clamping surface abutting against the spiked surface. The fastening member propels and rotates the rotating portion, so as to allow the retractable chuck, spaced by the two arched plates, to clamp and fasten on the non-circular revolving shaft.



TONE CONTROL MEMBER AND TONE-CONTROLLED FUNCTIONAL ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a tone-controlled functional acoustic guitar that prevents a body from being deformed to avoid the changes in sound, increases sound transmission, finely adjusts tone fields in accordance with a player or user's selection, and has a specific structure on a head thereof to suppress bending on a neck caused by the tension of strings. According to the present invention, the tone-controlled functional acoustic guitar includes: a body having a top plate, a bottom plate and a side plate connecting the top plate and the bottom plate with each other; a neck fixed to one side of the body; a head disposed at the end portion of the neck; and a tone control member detachably mounted at the inside of the body in such a manner as to be controlled in length to support a space between the top plate and the bottom plate of the body, wherein the tone control member includes: a contacting and moving member; and height control means expandably and contractably moving the contacting and moving member.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN AUDIO FILE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a computer implemented system and method for generating an audio output file. The method including using one or more processors to perform steps of: receiving audio tracks, each audio track created according to audio parameters; separating each audio track into at least one selectable audio block, each audio block including audio content from a musical instrument involved in creating the audio track; assigning a unique identifier to each audio block; using the unique identifiers to select audio blocks, and generating the audio output by combining the audio blocks. The present invention prevents the use of the same combination of audio blocks in the generation of audio output to ensure that the audio output files generated a sufficiently unique. Also provided are audio file recording, editing and mixing modules enabling a user to have full creative control over mix and other parameters to modify as desired the audio file generated.



ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic apparatus includes a plurality of pads, each of the plurality of pads including a touch sensor and an acceleration sensor, a sound output interface configured to output sounds that are set to the respective pads, a display configured to display visual feedback, and a processor configured to, in response to the touch sensor in a pad among the plurality of pads detecting a touch of the pad, and the acceleration sensor in the pad detecting an intensity of the touch that is greater than or equal to a value, determine that a beat is performed on the pad, control the sound output interface to output a sound that is set to the pad on which the beat is determined to be performed, with a magnitude corresponding to an intensity of the beat, and control the display to display the visual feedback corresponding to the beat determined to be performed.



Multifunctional Media Players

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to embodiments of the invention, systems, methods and devices are directed to multifunctional media players that allow multiple musicians to play musical instruments at the same time in different locations. Various embodiments of the invention implement several novel features, including, in one embodiment, an orchestra system that includes a system configured to provide a plurality of multifunctional media players playing various songs. Each multifunctional media player includes a picture capturing device and a sound recorder as communication means to control synchronization among other said multifunctional media players.



Modified Drum Head Incorporating a Snare System for better articulation of the voicing of the Snare Drum

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The concept of the invention is to take the said top snare assembly of the said double snare system, and to configure the snare system inside of a drum head. By using the said invention, modifications to the said snare drum will not be required and will not compromise the integrity of the original design of the said drum manufacturers' marching snare drum.



ELECTRONIC DRUM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A percussion instrument includes a drum shell, a batter head maintained under tension by a rim secured to the top of the drum shell, a flexible member supported at the bottom end of the drum shell, a contact microphone retained on a central section of the flexible member, an acoustic transmission structure in contact with the batter head, and a drive foot coupled to a lower end of the acoustic transmission structure. The contact microphone can be coupled to the flexible support member with a first double-sided adhesive tape member. A foam cushion disposed between the drive foot and the contact microphone can be coupled to the drive foot on a top side with a second double-sided adhesive tape member and on the opposite bottom side with a third double-sided adhesive member to reduce unwanted microphonics or feedback, and allow rapid reversion of the signal from the contact microphone.



TUNE STABILIZING DEVICE FOR A STRINGED INSTRUMENT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A tune stabilizing device comprising a string clamping means comprising a floating base plate and a clamping means adapted to cooperatively engage and releasably secure one or more instrument strings, a fine-tuning means, having a plurality of fine tuning screws in one-to-one correspondence with said instrument strings, whereby turning one of said screws presses on one of said strings, altering the tune of the string, and a deflection arresting means, capable of preventing said tune stabilizing device from deflecting away from the instrument strings when said fine tuning screws press against said strings.



NECK FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Stringed instrument, especially the guitar with flexible connection of the upper part of the heel of the neck below the fingerboard to the fixing block in the body of the instrument, whereby the lower free end. of the heel of the neck is coupled to a fixing block in the body of a stringed instrument through the rod via a rectification element which dilates in reaction to atmospheric humidity changes.



METHOD, CLIENT AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure discloses a method, a client and a computer storage medium for processing information, wherein the method includes: triggering a first operation; downloading a first audio file and a first text file matching the first audio file in response to the first operation; partly truncating the first audio file to obtain a first audio clip according to first indication information for identifying a truncating start position and second indication information for identifying a truncating end position; triggering a second operation; playing the first audio clip and dynamically displaying a text information part in the first text file corresponding to the first audio clip synchronously in response to the second operation; acquiring voice information of a user while playing the first audio chip; and synthesizing the first audio clip and the voice information into a first acquisition result.



KEYBOARD DEVICE AND KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A keyboard device includes a plurality of transmission members which are displaced in response to a depression operation on each of a plurality of keys and a plurality of hammer members each of which provides an action load to a depressed key by performing a rotating motion in response to the displacement of a transmission member corresponding to the depressed key. The weight of the transmission member is set in accordance with the formation density of a plurality of ribs formed on a transmission body section. Therefore, the weight of the transmission member set in accordance with the formation density of the ribs can be provided to the key as a static load. As a result of this structure, an initial load on a key can be optimized, and a key depressing force on the key at the time of key depression can be favorably transmitted to the hammer member.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL MUSIC RECOGNITION

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Music recognition is carried out by accepting a musical score of musical elements in a digital format, transforming the digital format into a composite musical data object that models the musical score, defining the key signatures in the composite musical data object probabilistically, computing start times to play musical elements in respective measures of the composite musical data object without regard to rhythmic values of other musical elements in the respective measures, and generating an output including the defined key signatures and computed start times.



MUSICAL SCORE DISPLAYING AND PERFORMING PROGRAM, AND MUSICAL SCORE DISPLAYING AND PERFORMING DEVICE

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The program of the present invention is provided for an information terminal equipped with a touch panel that is used for displaying a musical score thereon, the information terminal performing music in accordance with performance sequence data corresponding to the musical score. The program displays the musical score on the touch panel, determines a start bar for a performance sequence as the start point for performing from any bar region of the musical score by sliding a touch position in the right direction on the particular bar region, and determines an end bar for the performance sequence as an end point for ending the performance in any bar region of the musical score by sliding the touch position in the left direction on the particular bar region. Thus, the user can intuitively designate a range of performance.



ERGONOMIC SUPPORT APPARATUS

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A specialized harness supports the weight of a violin or a viola, eliminating the need for the player to engage the neck or chin to support the instrument while playing. The harness transfers the weight of the instrument to larger muscles in the player's back or shoulder, thus providing ergonomic assistance to the player, and encouraging beneficial posture while playing. Such an ergonomic apparatus may be further equipped with a counterweight. Use of the violin harness permits playing freely, without a need for customary accessories. The violin harness may allow those with upper torso or neck injuries, who might otherwise be prevented from playing the violin, to do so comfortably and painlessly.



Brass Instrument Mouthpiece Emulator

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One embodiment of a brass musical instrument practice device (FIG. 3) consisting of a rimmed, (12) bowl shaped, cup (11) about 6 mm to 35 mm in diameter, and about 6 mm 35 mm deep with a 4 mm diameter hole (13) at the bottom of the cup to allow the player's air to escape. The rimmed cup is fitted into to a mounting (18) and is held against the player's lips by means of strap attachments (17) and two straps (14,15) that go around the player's head. This allows the musician to enjoy the lip muscle development benefits of practicing without having to use his hands and arms to hold either an instrument or a mouthpiece, (FIG. 1) thus freeing his hands for other use.



KEYBOARD DEVICE OF ELECTRONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention provides a keyboard device of an electronic musical instrument, wherein a hammer can be installed correctly by a simple operation of pressing a key. The keyboard device of the electronic musical instrument includes: a chassis; a key disposed rotatably on the chassis and extending from the rear to a front; a support shaft disposed on the chassis in front of the rotation center; a hammer rotating in conjunction with the key along with pressing on the front of the key; a retaining hole formed through the hammer and retaining the support shaft; a guide groove guiding the support shaft in the retaining hole; and a shifting means, shifting from a temporarily secured state to a retained state, and pressing the hammer in the temporarily secured state toward the rear to shift the hammer to the retained state along with the pressing on the front of the key.



PEDAL BOARD CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A musical instrument connection and extension system that easily and quickly connects musical amplification, effects pedals, rack mounted effects systems and components, wireless connectivity and power distribution for use with musical instruments. Audio stage equipment multiplexing/demultiplexing system comprising: Front station (30), multi wire cable (101), back station (20). The invention concerns several options for the mechanical arrangements of plugs, connectors, aggregated cables, DC power, both in the front stage station and in the back station. On stage effect pedals, switches or foot-pedals are thus provided with DC power from the back stage station and can be connected more efficiently, reducing the number of external power supplies and cords.



Strapless Guitar Rest

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A strapless guitar rest includes a main rest shelf, a shelf base, and a grip cover. The main rest shelf provides a curved surface for supporting the curved portion of a guitar, while the shelf base provides a means for anchoring the strapless guitar rest to the user. The main rest shelf is adjacently connected to the shelf base and positioned at an offset angle in relation to the shelf base in order to compensate for displacement of the strapless guitar rest due to torque from the weight of the guitar. The main rest shelf includes a rest pad to further conform to the shape of the guitar and a shelf tab to prevent the guitar from falling off of the main rest shelf. The grip cover encompasses the main rest shelf, providing increased friction between the strapless guitar rest and the guitar.



MUSIC INSTRUMENT CASE WITH INCORPROATED DETACHABLE STAND

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides an assembly for providing a detachable handle/stand that includes a main body, a top support dependent on the main body, at least three extendable and retractable members associated with the main body, a handle, and a mounting for selectively releasing and attaching said assembly to a musical instrument case.



PERCUSSION SURFACE APPARATUS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A percussion surface apparatus includes: a head which is formed by rubber, and which includes a front surface and a back surface, the front surface which functions as a percussion surface; a cushion member which includes: a first layer that is butted against the back surface of the head, and that is formed by a fiber-based non-woven fabric; and a second layer that is adjacent to the first layer, and that is formed by a porous urethane material; and a supporting unit which is configured to fix and support the cushion member in a state where the cushion member is butted against the back surface of the head at a pressure.



Tamber Stick

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a tambourine which includes jingle members mounted on a plastic frame, a hand gripping end, and a slapstick on one end. The disclosed tambourine is straight in shape which provides additional strength to the jingles and prevents its breaking. In another embodiment a tambourine having a plurality of jingles member mounted on the frame wherein said frame is like a tunning fork, gripping end and a slapstick further comprising of a set of batteries in the handle, one or more LED lights on both sides of said fork, and a button mounted in between the said slapstick and said fork.



Single Bolt Guitar Neck Attachment

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A musical instrument has a body. A first shoulder pin is press fit into a first recess of the body. A second shoulder pin is press fit into a third recess of the body. The musical instrument has a neck. A neck plate is attached to the neck with countersunk screws. A surface of the neck plate is coplanar with a surface of the neck. The neck includes a reinforcing ridge on a surface of the neck plate. The neck is disposed in a cavity of the body and around the first shoulder pin and second shoulder pin. A rear plate is disposed in a recess of the body. A bolt is disposed through the body and rear plate. The bolt is attached to the neck through the neck plate. Only a single bolt is used to attach the body to the neck.



Apparatus and Method to Reduce Tone Deafness

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus to facilitate tone challenged singers to sing intended notes. In one aspect, the singer determines a note to sing corresponding to an intended frequency fi. The singer utters a note continuously with fundamental frequency fu into a microphone of the natural ear apparatus. The note is processed by the apparatus to produce sound emphasizing the fundamental frequency fu and output through a speaker to the auditory organs of the singer. The singer detects differences between intended frequency fi and uttered fundamental frequency fu. The singer adjusts his vocal organs as he utters the note with the intention of changing fu to reduce difference between fi and fu.



METHOD AND DEVICE USING LOW INDUCTANCE COIL IN AN ELECTRICAL PICKUP

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A pickup device for an electric instrument may include at least one permanent magnet to detect vibrations from the electric instrument's strings. The pickup device may further include at least one coil within a magnetic field of the permanent magnet. The coil may be coupled to one or more of a plurality of selectable filters. The pickup device may be an integrated assembly and fittable within a standard-sized pickup cavity on the electric instrument.



ELECTRONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Electronic musical instruments as disclosed, include sensors to digitize and alter the sound using FSR sensors in the mouthpieces and other elements of the instrument to mimic the variations available in analog instruments.



RESONANCE TONE GENERATING APPARATUS, METHOD OF GENERATING RESONANCE TONES, RECORDING MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A resonance strength table is prepared, which stores a relation between a pitch difference and a resonance strength, wherein the pitch difference is a difference between a pitch assigned to the key number of a pressed key and a pitch assigned to each of key numbers of a resonance tone. When a key is pressed, the resonance strength table is referred to, and resonance strengths concerning the key numbers of a resonance tone are determined. Then, note-on events of a resonance tone are produced based on the key numbers and the decided resonance strengths and the produced note-on events are sent to a sound source.



Hi-Hat Controller to Control Cymbals

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A hi-hat controller for controlling a space between a lower hi-hat cymbal and an upper hi-hat cymbal includes a first body portion for coupling to the lower hi-hat cymbal, a second body portion for coupling to a cymbal stand, an actuator for moving the first body portion relative to the second body portion through a range of motion to adjust the space between the lower and upper hi-hat cymbals, and a lock that automatically fixes the position of the first body portion with respect to the second body portion at any position along the range of motion when a user releases the actuator.



CAPO

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A capo for use with a stringed instrument, said capo comprising: an upper arm member including an upper handle having a dimension W2, an upper connection part, and a string press bar with an attached upper pad for engaging the strings of a stringed instrument, the string press bar having a dimension W4, W4 being greater than W2; a lower arm member including a lower handle at one end, a securing bar to engage a neck of a stringed instrument at a second end, and a lower connection part between the one end and the second end, the upper connection part connected to the lower connection part; and a spring disposed between said upper arm member and said lower arm member, said spring biasing the string press bar and the securing bar toward each other.



SUPPORT ASSEMBLY AND KEYBOARD APPARATUS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A support assembly according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a support rotatably disposed with respect to a frame, a jack rotatably connected with respect to the support on a side opposite to a rotation center of the support, and a support heel disposed on a lower surface side of the support to make contact with a member connected to a key, wherein the support is configured of a first main body portion, a bent portion, a second main body portion, and a jack support portion from the rotation center side of the support toward a rotation center side of the jack, and the second main body portion is disposed on a side closer to the key than the first main body portion by the bent portion which couples the first main body portion and the second main body portion.



SUPPORT ASSEMBLY AND KEYBOARD APPARATUS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A support assembly including a support rotatably disposed with respect to a frame, a repetition lever hinge mounted to the support, and a repetition lever supported by the repetition lever hinge and rotatably disposed with respect to the support, wherein the repetition lever has a contact surface and the contact surface contacts a hammer shank roller provided to a hammer shank for rotating a hammer, and the repetition lever hinge is mounted to the support in a mounting direction that crosses with a tangent-line direction of a line tangent to the hammer shank roller at the contact between the hammer shank roller and the contact surface.



SUPPORT ASSEMBLY AND KEYBOARD APPARATUS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A support assembly according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a support rotatably disposed with respect to a frame, a repetition lever rotatably connected to the support, an spring element supported by a support portion fixed to the support, the spring element which provides a rotational force to the repetition lever, and a contact portion between the repetition lever and the spring element, wherein a rotating portion of the repetition lever is provided with respect to the support portion on a side opposite to the contact portion between the repetition lever and the spring element.



INTERACTIVE PIANO TRAINING SYSTEM

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A piano training device is described herein. The piano training device comprising a plurality of keys which may be illuminated by a light source associated with each key. The light source associated with each key is oriented such that the light source transmits light toward the front surface of the key. The key is further manufactured so that the light transmitted toward the front surface of the key is redirected to the top surface of the key.



ELECTRONIC WIND INSTRUMENT

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic wind instrument includes: a breath pressure detector that detects a breath pressure developed in the instrument by breath blown into the instrument and that outputs a signal corresponding to the detected breath pressure; an adjustment unit providing an air exhaust passage for the breath blown into the instrument, the air exhaust passage being configured to have a variable conductance for air so that a sensitivity of the breath pressure detector relative to an input pressure of the breath blown into the instrument varies; and a controller that sets one or more among a tone, a volume, and a pitch of a sound to be generated by a sound source in accordance with the signal outputted from the breath pressure detector.



ELECTRONIC WIND INSTRUMENT

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic musical instrument includes: a contact sensor that generates lip detection information from an operation by a performer; and a controller that derives a lip contact area from the lip detection information generated by the contact sensor, and performs musical note control of an electronic sound source in accordance with the derived lip contact area.



GUITAR EFFECTOR MODULE, AND MULTI-TYPE GUITAR EFFECTOR USING SAME

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A guitar effector module includes: a component circuit board in which an analog guitar effector circuit is formed; a module case in which a knob for adjusting a sound by a circuit is mounted, and the component circuit board is installed therein; and a circuit connection unit, in which a circuit input unit, a circuit output unit, and a circuit power supply unit with respect to the circuit are formed, which is electrically connected with the component circuit board, and is installed on an external side of the module case.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING MUSIC

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for rendering music is provided. The method includes: receiving a request for electronic content; parsing the electronic content to determine a music notation element; translating the music notation; creating a music notation object based on the translation; and rendering the music notation object via a browser application. The system includes: a connection module configured to receive a request for electronic content; a parser configured to parse the electronic content to determine a music notation element; an object module configured to translate the music notation and create a music notation object based on the translation; and a rendering module configured to render the music notation object to be displayed by a browser application.



DRUM HEAD AND DRUM

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A drum head includes a skin having an inner skin and an outer skin formed integrally with an outer edge of the inner skin. The inner skin has a plurality of openings arranged in a circumferential direction of the inner skin. An outline of each of the plurality of openings has an inner end portion in a radial direction of the skin in plan view, and the inner end portion protrudes and tapers inward in the radial direction.



Device For Implementing A Snare Effect On Other Drum Configurations

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for incorporating a snare effect with an existing drum is formed of a collection of snare wires attached to a mounting configuration. The snare wires are of a length that extends across only a portion of a drum head, with the device attached to an accessible area on an existing drum. In one configuration, the device includes a lever arm that controls the contact between the snare wires and the drum head. The snare device can be attached to the underside of a roto-tom drum (for example), and provide an adjustable pitch snare effect. The snare device can be attached to an exterior portion (tension hoop, for example) or an interior portion (shell) of a shelled drum, and provide the snare effect.



INSERTABLE PERCUSSION SYSTEM

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A percussion system comprising a pedal and an inserting/retracting mechanism operably connected to a percussion instrument and the pedal from moving the percussion instrument horizontally from a first position to a second position and from the second position to the first position by operation of the pedal.



ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING PLAYING OF STRING INSTRUMENT IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDNG FEEDBACK ON PLAYING OF STRING INSTRUMENT IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an image sensor configured to sense a motion of a bow to the string instrument, a vibration sensor configured to sense a vibration generated by the string instrument, and a control module configured to determine a fingering position of a user with respect to the string instrument using the motion of the bow and the vibration.



COMPUTERIZED PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A computerized musical percussion instrument is disclosed. Markers carried by the musician are observed by an imager to produce a series of two dimensional images over the time of the performance.A processor receives the images and distinguishes between markers (e.g. left hand, right hand) by comparing the position and size of unidentified markers in the current image to the position and size of identified markers in preceding images.The processor analyses each markers' movements and detects a drum hit when a marker undergoes a sharp reversal of its motion direction after reaching sufficient speed. The processor determines which drum the musician intends to hit by comparing the position and size of the marker at the instant of the hit to the position and size attributes of each drum. The processor outputs an audio signal for each hit, corresponding to the drum hit, with a volume determined by marker speed.



Selective pitch emulator for electrical stringed instruments

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Presented is a method for controlling an electronic stringed instrument. Embodiments of electrical stringed instruments according to the present invention can be actual stringed instruments or virtual representations of stringed instruments. The methods provide a way in which to teach and play electronic stringed instruments which allow a novice musician to focus on a small portion of playing of a stringed instrument while maintaining overall musicality and ability to play the instrument.



Electronic Music Box

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Music data memory includes pieces of music within a group and other pieces of music outside the group. The next piece to be played is automatically determined by random table among pieces within the group. Favorite or newest piece is weighted to be more frequently played in the group. Piece in music data memory is automatically included into the group by random table. Newly downloaded piece into music data memory is included into the group by priority. Most frequently played piece is excluded from the group in place of newly included piece. Favorite or newest piece may be an exception of exclusion. Next piece is capable of being played in tempo similar to that of preceding piece by means of tempo-adjusted or piece replacement or repetition of the same piece for the purpose of continued baby cradling in synchronism with the same tempo of succeeding pieces.



ADJUSTABLE BRASS VALVE

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An adjustable valve for a musical instrument, such as a trumpet, allows valve alignment to be adjusted without removing the valve from the instrument. The adjustable valve fits and looks like a standard valve. Rotation of a finger button of the valve causes an upper portion of an adjustable stem to rotate with respect to a lower portion of the adjustable stem that is threadably coupled to the upper portion, resulting in control over the length of the adjustable stem. Increasing or decreasing the length of the adjustable stem changes the alignment of the valve piston within the valve tube. Control over piston alignment is achieved by rotating the finger button, and thus is achieved without the need to remove the valve from the instrument.