What have you been practicing lately?

Posted: 10/1/2012 6:26:49 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I'm just curious - what songs have folks been practicing lately?  Have you found anything new you'd recommend adding to the "classic theremin repertoire?"

I've been working a couple of songs from The Muppets: "Man or Muppet", and "Pictures In My Head".  Both are really entertaining for my kids and are somewhat reasonably suited for the theremin IMO.

Posted: 10/1/2012 7:30:19 PM
nieradka

From: portland

Joined: 11/30/2011

Ive been practicing "speak softly love" the theme from the godfather, which I think works well enough for the theremin, and is playable. And I've been playing around with 'katyusha' which is simple enough to play, but ive been trying to come up with an interpretation where the theremin adds something, which it is not at the moment.  

Posted: 10/1/2012 8:11:59 PM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

I have been practicing Ebben? Nandro Lontano from "La Wally"...
Winter Light from Linda Rhondstat
No Holly for Miss Quinn from Enya

Posted: 10/1/2012 10:04:41 PM
mollydad

From: Nashville, TN, USA

Joined: 12/22/2011

I've been working on "It Never Entered My Mind" by Lorenz Hart, "Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn, and "In My Dreams" by Al Anderson.  I don't know if these are suitable candidates for the general theremin literature (although Pamelia Kurstin did a nice job with "Lush Life"), but I like them.  Each is challenging in its own way.

Posted: 10/1/2012 10:46:05 PM
RoyP

From: Scotland

Joined: 9/27/2012

 

'Man or a Muppet'...I like it!

 

I've been giving an old Scottish gaelic fiddle air a bash-slow and plaintive!

 

Posted: 10/1/2012 11:43:34 PM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

I would love to hear a snippets of all of your guys' work in progress! I would love love love it!!!!

Posted: 10/2/2012 12:45:59 AM
w0ttm

From: Small town Missouri on Rt 66

Joined: 2/27/2011

Sleepwalk.

I love playing it on guitar. Translation to theremin is not that painful, except to my wife.

Posted: 10/2/2012 1:25:51 AM
Amethyste

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Lol W0ttn ;)

Posted: 10/4/2012 2:49:59 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Nice picks.  They all seem well suited to the theremin.  Moon River and When You Wish Upon A Star are two more I plan to tackle.

Posted: 10/5/2012 12:08:14 PM
Jesper Pedersen

From: Iceland

Joined: 3/10/2012

I just got the score for "Dark Dark Forest" for theremin and playback by Andrew Popoff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqyo19hm7tI

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