Just in case you haven’t heard about it, there is a musical instrument called the Theremin which is controlled without physical contact by the musician. Yes, you read that right. No physical contact. Wanna try the instrument? We recommend you to first go for the Theremin Mini Kit available at ThinkGeek.
The Theremin was invented by Russian Léon Theremin who patented the device back in 1928. The instrument comes equipped with two metal antennas for sensing the relative position of the performer’s hands. While one hand controls oscillators for frequency, the other hand will be used to control amplitude (volume). The Theremin’s electric signals are amplified before being sent to a loudspeaker.
And with the Theremin, you will be able to make the most out of the world (but amazing) sounds. The video below shows Russian Theremin player Lydia Kavina playing Claude Debussy’s Clair de lune.
The Theremin Mini Kit, which costs just $39.99, will be easy to assemble (electronics come soldered together) but practice is important if you want to be a pro at playing it. There will also be a magazine included in the kit with many pictures and articles, but you will have to learn Japanese to study those (click here for instructions in English).
So go ahead and get the new Theremin Mini Kit to impress your coworkers, friends, and family with your new set of skills. And who knows, maybe your destiny is to become a pro thereminist.