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schrm
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Post by schrm » September 16th, 2020, 12:04 pm

if you are liking classical music with a special twist grègoire blanc on youtube is..
i think he is born musician and he is a theremin solist in concertos and playing since a young age.
he doesn't play music, he lets it feel you.
link to his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDMBgt3Hk4cPpUh7w-UBuCQ

ps: we don't have any theremin themed books on librivox, seems to be.
the instrument was invented in 1920 - so maybe there is not much to read...
the google search brings one french audiobook from another site in the non-lv-app

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Post by alg1001 » September 19th, 2020, 10:43 am

Dork that I am, I have one. It's not that easy to play, but fun.

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Post by schrm » September 19th, 2020, 11:19 am

alg1001 wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 10:43 am
Dork that I am, I have one. It's not that easy to play, but fun.
really?
do you play it often?
:D
it must be so fascinating to play it as a musician...

i heard, it is one of the most difficult instruments because you have just your movements in the air with no reference points but optically/ the view, no notes to play, just the sound in combination with volume or better: you can remember the hand and body positioning.

i doubt i will ever buy one to try it, but it is so stunning to listen to...
at least Grégoire Blanc :) and he plays with half closed eyes most times - unbelievable.

maybe, i will look up some books to host... we should have one in the catalogue.
there must be some books existing in german and in english for sure.
but i think, the bc should be a musician.
and maybe, when there are notes to play in the book... well, amy....
:-D

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Post by alg1001 » September 20th, 2020, 9:43 am

I am not a musician at all. I have a instructional dvd. You have to "tune" it every time by adjusting it so that it doesn't make any noise when you are just standing close to it. Then when you find that spot, you have to discover where the scale is and visualize it as an invisible vertical keys. It changes. I just play a few songs like Somewhere over the Rainbow. I like to improvise with it. The left hand is the volume. I can understand him closing his eyes because it takes all your attention (no singing along-haha).
He was a marvel. He experiments with a larger instrument that a dancer could play with her whole body.
I would be happy to BC a Theremin book.

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Post by KevinS » September 20th, 2020, 9:49 am

alg1001 wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 10:43 am
Dork that I am, I have one. It's not that easy to play, but fun.
What do the neighbors say?

I'm beginning to see the link here. Theremin, science fiction...
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by schrm » September 20th, 2020, 9:58 am

:lol:

poor amy, first my comments and now neighbours sci fi.

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Post by alg1001 » September 20th, 2020, 10:59 am

haha
Happily, the neighbors are too far away to hear it. Or at least they would never complain to the crazy lady about the strange sounds coming from her house. :D
Yes, Kevin, there is definitely a science fiction link there.

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