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This page is dedicated to the Leon Theremin and his wonderful contributions
to electronic music.
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.
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