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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Theremin


The Theremin.
Until very recently I had never heard of this instrument before, yes, this is an actual instrument.
It is called the theremin, an instrument that is controlled without contact from the player.
Yes, this is true.
It is named after its Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928, making it one of the earliest electrical instruments. You control pitch and volume by positioning your hands close or away from the antennae. 

I fell in love with this instrument after watching this video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0B1sipLBI

I am sure you, as I, will want to get one after watching that.
 Cheers, 
Rad 

13 comments:

  1. I always thought this instrument was russian. :D

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  2. My friend had one of these, it was really weird using it but it made some awesome sounds.

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  3. these are very entertaining devices, i work with one at my school.

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  4. saw this once, and it's very fun to use if you've got some time to spend.

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  5. Hey nice blog... I noticed your name is Rad, is that a nickname for something?

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  6. @BLUERAD
    It is a nickname indeed!
    My surname is Radley, and the name "Rad" has kind of been the natural nickname for me

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  7. If these things didn't cost like $200 I think I'd already have one.

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