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The Theremin Home Page


The Theremin
Invented in 1919 by Leon Theremin (1896-1993), this unique instrument is still popular today in experimental music circles. The theremin is played by waving one's hands near two metal antennas: one for pitch and the other for volume. The antennas vary the frequency of two oscillators. To create the sound, a fixed oscillator is mixed with the variable pitch oscillator and their difference (or beat frequency) is amplified.
This page is dedicated to the Leon Theremin and his wonderful contributions to electronic music.

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