Roll call!

Posted: 10/9/2007 1:02:08 AM
Strohbie

From: SD

Joined: 10/9/2007

Really? I had the impression that a good pair of headphones would let my hear myself without disturbing others. Am I in for a surprise? Please elaborate.
Posted: 10/9/2007 1:10:31 AM
vonbuck

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

with a Moog, you need an amp. You can use other forms of amplification (computer, recording deck, anything with an imput) with headphones, but an etherwave only causes the sound. You still need something.....


Andy
Posted: 10/9/2007 1:53:13 AM
Strohbie

From: SD

Joined: 10/9/2007

Right, but I can still plug headphones into an amp.
Posted: 10/9/2007 1:55:20 AM
carport888

From: Redmond, WA

Joined: 9/1/2007

Yup. I have an amp with a headphone out...works great! In fact, when my brother is in town, he sometimes sleeps on my couch, and I can still practice on the other side of the living room without waking him.
Posted: 10/9/2007 2:01:54 AM
carport888

From: Redmond, WA

Joined: 9/1/2007

...line in to headphone out on a laptop works well too...I use a Moog Etherwave Pro.
Posted: 10/9/2007 2:14:13 AM
carport888

From: Redmond, WA

Joined: 9/1/2007

...and welcome to Theremin World! :)
Posted: 10/9/2007 5:24:26 PM
Strohbie

From: SD

Joined: 10/9/2007

Great. Thanks guys.

Any recommendations for a good practice regimen, dvd, book, etc. to start working with?
Posted: 10/9/2007 7:10:08 PM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

since you asked...
here's my three cents.

play every day.

start and end your practice session with a play-a-long song you always get off on and can play. The Pachelbel canon in D is a great exercise piece, just playing the bass line gives you a good solid five minutes in D major workout.

dvd: I've gotten a lot and continue to learn from the Clara Rockmore Greatest Theremin Vertuosa double billed with Lydia Kavina's training video available from Moog Music. Lydia's shows you some basic ways to break up the technique and create exercises, I watch Clara's often in slow motion to see the actual formation of notes.

book: read Albert Glinsky's biography of Lev Termen "Theremin: ETHER MUSIC AND ESPIONAGE " and get the Clara Rockmore, Victor Estrada and other pdf methods you can find by searching here at ThereminWorld. If you read music you can use a sight reading exercise book or the Saxton or Eyck method books. The Takiuchi book though in Japanese comes with a practice CD that's very useful.

hope that helps with some starting ideas.
no matter what, play every day.
and please keep us posted!
Posted: 10/9/2007 11:20:42 PM
Alan_in_CA

From: Fresno, California USA

Joined: 3/26/2006

Victor Estrada method--that's one I missed. Thanks!
Posted: 10/9/2007 11:23:44 PM
Alan_in_CA

From: Fresno, California USA

Joined: 3/26/2006

It's in Spanish--excellent! I have a decent reading knowledge of Spanish.

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