Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

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Theremin

An early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the performer. The device was originally called the etherphone, based on the method it used to convey sound through the disruption of electronic current. It came to be named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.

Category: Instruments and tools


Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms®.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Theremin

An early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the performer. The device was originally called the etherphone, based on the method it used to convey sound through the disruption of electronic current. It came to be named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.

Category: Instruments and tools


 

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