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#1 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 21:17

Well, I liked it!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cqOmfhmsRZw


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 22:26

Yay, go theremins - it's about time they got the recognition they deserve! 


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 15:22

I rather enjoyed it too, enough to go and listen to some of his other clips. I might even learn to like the Goldberg variations the way he plays.


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 20:35

Goodness, such accuracy. Wow, now I want one to play with.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 20:43

That is fab! I really need to up my Theremin game.

More practice required before I get to that standard.
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 15:30

That is fab! I really need to up my Theremin game.

More practice required before I get to that standard.

From time to time I've suggested to a relative that he makes me one from a kit, but he doesn't seem very keen!  Did you buy yours as a complete instrument or did you use a kit (or is that like comparing a nice acoustic piano with a cheap keyboard ninja.gif )


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 16:31

Mine is a Theremini, Hummingbird. It was a Christmas present. It is great fun.
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 22:05

^ That looks neat!  I watched a tutorial on playing it - it looks very difficult.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:16

Mine is a Theremini, Hummingbird. It was a Christmas present. It is great fun.

What a good present! Another one on my 'if I win the lottery' list!


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:54

Mine is a Theremini, Hummingbird. It was a Christmas present. It is great fun.

What a good present! Another one on my 'if I win the lottery' list!
They're more expensive now than when I received mine. I guess something to do with the pound devaluing/exchange rates.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 17:07

it cries out to anyone with an amateur electronics background ... it would be a beautiful instrument for self-building. In fact I see an arduino group already exists (with open-hardware, so presumably not just some sort of digital simulation of the theremin, rather the real analogue electronics and something digital on the end if you want to couple it to midi??). I am impressed by it because although electronic, the fundamental principle is very simple (I dislike complexity), and because it's not pretending to be anything it isn't. And because played by people who know what they're doing, it sounds surprisingly appropriate and good.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 20:06

This crosses my path from time to time, and never, ever fails to make me smile :)


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 20:13

Ugh.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:20

The little device is very clever! But the bit that impresses me most is that to play to the standard of the gentleman in the first video must take as much time and dedication as it does to play a conventional instrument - and yet there must be so few opportunities to perform and limited original repertoire. Would you dedicate all that time to being a professional thereminist or a professional violinist, for example, when the rewards for playing the latter are clearly so much greater?


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:17

Would you dedicate all that time to being a professional thereminist or a professional violinist, for example, when the rewards for playing the latter are clearly so much greater?

Well you could say that about playing the violin. Is it worth all those hours when a tiny fraction of players make any *real* money out of it and the rest scrape by? At least witb a theremin there's less competition.

As for repertoire, you can play what you want, really. It's basically a melody line instrument.
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