Here's a long list of method books, videos, DVDs, and other instructional materials for helping you learn to play the theremin. Remember, practice makes perfect!
Theremin Learning Book (Japanese)
A softcover book about learning the theremin, written in Japanese. If you have this book and would like to write a review for us, please get in touch!
Theremin Lessons DVD
DVD compilation of video theremin lessons by Thomas Grillo. Theremin Lessons is a full 16 by 9 aspect production, which runs nearly an hour and a half.
Updated Accompaniment files for Rockmore Method for Theremin
The Midi files listed below on my website are no longer available, and were difficult to use. I've since made .mp3 versions of the backtracks. They are available with and without the theremin part sounding, so that if you are not a music reader, you can still use the files.
The files are all free, so, happy practicing.
Ten Concert Pieces for Cello and Piano
Originally designed for cello, but perfect for the theremin!. Includes 2 songs on the Clara Rockmore album, "The Art of the Theremin"
. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete performance with soloist; then a second version with the piano accompaniment, minus you, the soloist. Published by Music Minus One. (MMO-CD-3704)
The Beat Frequency Method!
The first of its kind: A non-melodic sonic exploratory Theremin Method by Gordon Charlton, Beat Frequency artist.
Aerial Fingering Technique
ThereminWorld Theremin Technique Forum and Aerial Fingering Topic contain a tremendous amount of information on how to play the Theremin.
Clara Rockmore - World's Greatest Theremin Virtuosa
A classic many thereminists return to again and again. This documentary produced by Bob Moog presents the most footage of Clara Rockmore playing available today. The DVD also contains Mastering the Theremin" with Lydia Kavina.
Peter Pringle - How to Play the Theremin DVD
Peter Pringle has recorded an instructional theremin DVD. The disc includes footage of him playing the Samuel Hoffman 1929 RCA theremin, the Moog Music Ethervox, and the Moog Music Etherwave, and it includes 24 chapters illustrating each necessary playing technique. You can order the DVD through his website. It is not currently available in stores or catalogs.