Newbie signing in......

Posted: 8/21/2009 7:43:14 AM

From: Ayr, Scotland

Joined: 8/1/2009

Hi everybody – Introducing myself, Malcolm from Scotland in the UK.

Well, my Etherwave Plus arrived from the States yesterday, great service from the Midi Store ( in Arizona, and a fair saving on UK prices – let’s just hope I don’t have any problems with it.

I’m an electronics engineer and have messed with synths etc on and off for 30 years or so, but the only instrument that I have learned formally was the violin, many years ago. I think I have a fairly good sense of pitch, (shame about the timing) – so I’m looking forward to devoting myself to the theremin. I also have a modest analogue modular setup, consisting mainly of the superb Oakley ( which is why I went for the Plus model. I’m looking forward to playing with CVs.

As for the music, I’ve enjoyed discovering and listening to Spellbound Radio. I’ve heard a lot of music that I think represents the wrong choice of material for the instrument, and a lot which to my ears is just too off pitch. But some of it I find inspiring, and often beautiful. I’m fascinated by the pureness of this instrument, and it brings to mind a quotation from the composer Arvo Parte - “I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played.”

So, the adventure starts here. I look forward to learning from, and perhaps one day contributing to, the forums here.

Best Wishes. Malcolm
Posted: 8/21/2009 9:11:26 PM

From: Perth, UK

Joined: 5/17/2005

Hi Malcolm

Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of the theremin!

It's good to hear from somebody else North of the border - there aren't too many of us up here!
Posted: 8/24/2009 9:37:30 PM

From: Toledo, Ohio United States of America

Joined: 2/22/2006

Try To Play every way that is so shown on these written pages of internet display.
One can do some more by holding it high, and practice every day!
With these softly given rules You could find Your One Way to Play!
Good Luck!

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