WO2003060872A3 - Additional tuning mechanism for stringed musical instruments - Google Patents

Additional tuning mechanism for stringed musical instruments Download PDF

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WO2003060872A3
WO2003060872A3 PCT/GB2003/000121 GB0300121W WO03060872A3 WO 2003060872 A3 WO2003060872 A3 WO 2003060872A3 GB 0300121 W GB0300121 W GB 0300121W WO 03060872 A3 WO03060872 A3 WO 03060872A3
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tuning
strings
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musical instruments
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Geoffrey Michael Smith
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Geoffrey Michael Smith
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10CPIANOS, HARPSICHORDS, SPINETS OR SIMILAR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ONE OR MORE KEYBOARDS
    • G10C3/00Details or accessories
    • G10C3/04Frames; Bridges; Bars
    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10DSTRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; AEOLIAN HARPS; SINGING-FLAME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G10D3/00Details of, or accessories for, stringed musical instruments, e.g. slide-bars
    • G10D3/053Capos, i.e. capo tastos

Abstract

A tuning mechanism for altering the tuning of the strings (4) of a stringed instrument such as piano or hammered dulcimer comprises a plurality of sliding bridges (8; 36) mounted for sliding relative to the strings (4) over a predetermined travel. The bridges (8; 36) are in contact with the strings during at least a part of their travel, thereby allowing micro-tonal and semi-tonal interval changes in tuning to be effected. The predetermined travels of the sliding bridges are different to one another. Also disclosed is an instrument incorporating such a tuning mechanism and a mechanism which may be retro-fitted to an existing instrument.
PCT/GB2003/000121 2002-01-15 2003-01-15 Additional tuning mechanism for stringed musical instruments WO2003060872A2 (en)

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GB0200785.4 2002-01-15
GB0200785A GB2384109B (en) 2002-01-15 2002-01-15 Microtonal tuning mechanism

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AU2003201664A AU2003201664A1 (en) 2002-01-15 2003-01-15 Additional tuning mechanism for stringed musical instruments

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US479323A (en) * 1892-07-19 Dulcimer
DE602203C (en) * 1933-05-16 1934-09-03 Gustaf Bernhard Nygren Means for retuning of stringed instruments, in particular chord Zithern
US3780612A (en) * 1972-06-16 1973-12-25 A Robinson Stringed musical instruments

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US4020730A (en) * 1976-03-18 1977-05-03 Hill Elgie E Musical instrument
US4476770A (en) * 1982-07-28 1984-10-16 Mcgowan Neil S Device for micro tuning pianos and other stringed instruments
CH660252A5 (en) * 1984-07-30 1987-03-31 Amade Salzmann Device for a reversible half-tone change of all string groups on a dulcimer
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FR2673758B1 (en) * 1991-03-08 1993-08-20 Martin Claude Musical instrument with strings and mobile easels, whose single voltage is transmitted from one rope to the other.
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US479323A (en) * 1892-07-19 Dulcimer
DE602203C (en) * 1933-05-16 1934-09-03 Gustaf Bernhard Nygren Means for retuning of stringed instruments, in particular chord Zithern
US3780612A (en) * 1972-06-16 1973-12-25 A Robinson Stringed musical instruments

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GB2384109A (en) 2003-07-16
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