Roll Call 2015

Posted: 7/12/2015 9:21:54 PM
John Gribble

Joined: 7/12/2015

Thank you both for the greetings. Luna, PM sent.

The theremin didn't arrive yesterday after all. It turns out the delivery notice was for something else.

GRRRRRRRRR!

Posted: 7/18/2015 2:11:33 PM
RePO

From: Oak Harbor, WA

Joined: 12/26/2013

Hi, I'm "RePO" aka Sean Graves. Pianist and neo-Thereminist. I learned about the Theremin in 2008 and fell in love with it's eery astro-tones. Almost a year ago I had saved up enough for a Theremin and had been practicing, practicing, practicing. I currently perform on a Burns B3 Deluxe. I use to have a Pro but then my English Bulldog, Lord Vader knocked it over. :( Anyway.... Here goes the B3 Deluxe. My old Theremin used to be named "Tilly." The new Theremin's name is "Ertha."

I hope to learn a lot from a community of Theremin players whom are more advanced than I. Personally, I think it would be really cool to get into building my own Theremin. As well as an artist, being able to exploit the Theremin into a popular style. 

Posted: 7/20/2015 10:12:51 AM
JustusFT

Joined: 6/27/2015

Hello! I'm is Justus. I play piano, arrange music, and I'm taking electrical engineering.

I received an Etherwave plus theremin last Christmas, and I've been practicing it since.

I love listening to the boundless realm of music. Because of this I was bound to discover this instrument. I eventually did through youtube, I loved its sounds. I could imagine so much strange, new, and beautiful things that could be done with this!

It's nice to see an active community of theremin players! I hope to learn a lot from you guys! :)

Posted: 7/24/2015 9:25:24 PM
MaddieJames

Joined: 7/23/2015

Hello, I'm Taylor. I live with my dear husband, two small children and two macaws. Prior to being a stay at home full time mom, I was a computer animator. I enjoy art and music and pretty much anything creative. 

I've been fascinated by the theremin for years, and finally purchased a B3 Deluxe. I used to play keyboard by ear very well, and I enjoy singing. Looking forward to learning how to play my theremin.

 

Posted: 7/26/2015 12:49:59 PM
rkram53

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 7/29/2014

Welcome Justus and Taylor. 

Taylor, you'll have to tell us of the possible dangers of playing a theremin around two macaws. In no time, you may have a theremin trio on your hands!

Posted: 7/31/2015 2:34:11 PM
Theremin

From: Pluto (is a planet)

Joined: 7/31/2015

Hi I'm new on thereminworld!

Posted: 8/1/2015 3:38:57 AM
ThereminCat

Joined: 7/13/2015

Hey @Theremin! (Who is my real life best friend who I've introduced to the wonderful world of theremin) :3

I should have written here as soon as I joined, and was planning to do so when I got my theremin a few days ago - what a dream come true! :) - but the Moog thread is taking up all my time :D 

Anyway, I'm ThereminCat! I want to do music therapy someday. As silly as it seems, I first found the theremin through sci-fi and "Good Vibrations". Haha. As soon as I found out what that instrument was I became obsessed for life, I guess I'm one of those theremin people. :D I do hope so, I'm happy to have been able to play a simple melody (not quite on key) as soon as I began to play for the first time. I'm playing better already. :) Since first hearing "Good Vibrations" I've learned so much more and I'm far past that level now but I do play the "Electro-Theremin/Tannerin" part on my theremin, because I love my theremin and the cute lyrics hold true. :) "I'm pickin' up good vibrations / She's giving me excitations / I don't know where but she sends me there / (ah my, my what a sensation) / (ah my, my what elations)" :) :) It also takes the listener back to the days of beautiful analog sound and happier lyrics of songs... I am also inspired by Bob Moog and his vision. As soon as I learned about him I knew I would have to have a Moog theremin. I didn't know how I would ever be able to afford one until the opportunity came for me to provide a wonderful home to a used Etherwave Plus. She arrived early this week. I have instantly bonded with my new theremin, I have named her Carmen :)

And you will see us often on TW...guaranteed :D

P.S. Dr. Moog was so right, he'd be able to explain the connection between me and my theremin :)

P.P.S. Hi @RePO, how is Tilly? Get well wishes (and a tiny theremin GIF and a happy music) to her from me and Carmen :3

 

 

Posted: 12/13/2015 5:22:50 AM
HiramAbiff

From: Pine, CO

Joined: 12/12/2015

Hi All,

My name is Danny. My user name is HiramAbiff. I live near Denver, in a town called Pine. Electronic music creation has always been a hobby. I can recall creating and playing with what amounted to a Theremin when I was a child in the early 70's. Now I have decided that I am at a point in my life where I need to learn something new and different from what I have been playing with for years. Next step in my musical evolution. Like many of you, I need support, if not outright help. I feel as if I have watched every video I can find on the instrument, but, the head start I need is just not at hand. I am a collaborative learner and right now I feel as if I am in a vacuum watching instructional intentions on the walls, but there is clearly a piece missing. So, with that, if I can be of assistance to anybody, please write (particularly if you live near me). Same goes for anybody willing to give me a much needed hand.

Best, HiramAbiff  

Posted: 12/13/2015 10:48:10 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Well, you've come to the right place to learn the secrets and mysteries of the theremin. :-)

Posted: 12/20/2015 3:15:36 AM
MelCabral

From: Attleboro, MA (near Boston)

Joined: 12/19/2015

Hello, All,

I am a homeschooling mother of 3 kids, 14, 12 and 9 yo, a percussionist by trade (if I ever had any paying gigs, that is lol...right now I play in volunteer ensembles) and I take roller figure skating lessons. LOL I am a one woman circus!

Well I am hopefully about to get a theremin for Xmas and I am already obsessed. I can't remember when I first learned about the theremin's existence (years ago now) but someone recently mentioned it and when I get an idea of things I might like to have (for gifts and whatnot) I put it on my Amazon wishlist so that when a birthday or xmas rolls around and someone asks "What do you want for ___?" I can be reminded. This year I was really stumped when hubby asked me what I wanted and so I went to my wishlist and saw it there. I don't know which model hubby got (or really if he even got one at all, but he probably did) so I can't really say, but I'm hoping for an Etherwave. Eventually I want to add Thierry's module, but that might have to wait until we've recovered from Xmas spending. I am left handed so I might try to play left handed...not sure. I am a percussionist so I'm used to using both hands to do different things, but not necessarily finger articulation. We'll see. I plan on getting Carolina Eyck's method book. I really like her style of playing. 

Anyone in the Boston, MA area? (I'm an hour away.)

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