An electronic musical instrument in which the tone is generated by two high-frequency oscillators and the pitch controlled by the movement of the performer’s hand toward and away from the circuit.
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- Natalia plays these novelty instruments, including Austrian cowbells, the theremin, the toy piano and the musical saw.
- The theremin is believed to have been the first electronic musical instrument, and it features in many of Miklos Rosza's scores.
- They meet up in Torino without much of a plan and immerse themselves in the studio with traditional rock instruments plus a bunch of theremins and glockenspiels.
early 20th century: named after Lev Theremin (1896–1993), its Russian inventor.
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