How to Find Notes on the Theremin

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Notes on the theremin are found in mid-air! Learn how to use hand gestures to find notes on the theremin in this free avant garde music lesson video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Play the Theremin
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Now a theremin is a intuition expressive instrument that can be played because there are not frets, stops, buttons, strings, or keys to limit ones to find there note. You have to find your notes in mid air and you have to remember where the note is or if you can't remember it you kind of have to use a intuition, to find you note when you are playing the theremin. Clara Rockmore was given the credit for developing the most popular use of hand for playing the pitch. Most thereminist when starting out want to move there whole hand the real skill is to use slight hand gestures like this. Only using the full arm to change octaves but within a octave should not be moving your arms ideally.

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