Music stand

Posted: 9/6/2017 8:21:44 AM
syds trip

From: Italy

Joined: 7/6/2017

Hello Thereminworld!

My name is Alessia, I'm from Italy.

I'm a beginner with the theremin and every day begins with joy for the instrument but also a lot of questions about it.

One question that's been in my head for many days now and continues staying there without answer is: where can I put my music stand to read music while playing the Theremin?

I have a Moog Etherwave Plus.

Thank you

Posted: 9/7/2017 7:32:12 PM

From: Theremin Motherland

Joined: 11/13/2005

hi Alessia,

using of metal sheet music stand is not a good idea at all.

hope this helps you particulary:

Posted: 9/8/2017 5:41:47 PM

From: earth

Joined: 5/8/2017

Where you can see it and turn the pages without being too close to the pitch antenna.

The mass of the stand will affect the playing field - just adjust the knobs so that your "notes" are where you expect them to be.

The material does not matter as much as the mass, in any case, your body has a lot more affect on the playing field than a music stand unless you are using a behemoth suitable for orchestral scores.

But music stands are for musicians.

Not thereminists!

If you can find a video of a theremin player using a music stand, do what they are doing.

Posted: 9/8/2017 9:48:30 PM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

"The material does not matter as much as the mass"  - rupertchappelle

False.  A huge mass of plastic won't influence a Theremin much, if at all.

"But music stands are for musicians. Not thereminists!"

False.  Jeez.

Posted: 9/10/2017 12:53:52 PM

From: Berlin Germany

Joined: 4/27/2016

Hi Alessia,

here you can see a good position of a music stand. I think a wooden one. Carolina Eyck is (one of) the best thereminists alive.



Posted: 9/15/2017 7:47:39 PM

From: earth

Joined: 5/8/2017


A mic stand made from steel in close proximity to the theremin also doesn't affect play.

You simply have to adjust the pitch and volume knobs.

As for musicians, there is a reason that the theremin is not part of a standard orchestra or band and is regarded as an oddball instrument.

I do not fault the instrument for these issues.

It is a perfectly fine orchestral instrument, in the hands of a musician.

My efforts count for naught.

Posted: 9/26/2017 2:31:58 PM
syds trip

From: Italy

Joined: 7/6/2017

I followed your advice of adjusting the knobs and it works fine!

Thanks for your help.


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