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  • Apart from a few episodes where an electronic organ or synthesizer was used, the theremin-like sound on the original Star Trek theme was actually provided by renowned studio soprano Loulie Jean Normanuntil her voice was removed in later seasons.[42] Soprano Elin Carlson sang part of the theme when CBS-Paramount TV remastered the program's title sequence in 2006.[43]

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After a flurry of interest in America following the end of the Second World War, the theremin soon fell into disuse with serious musicians, mainly because newer electronic instruments were introduced that were easier to play. However, a niche interest in the theremin persisted, mostly among electronics enthusiasts and kit-building hobbyists. One of these electronics enthusiasts, Robert Moog, began building theremins in the 1950s, while he was a high-school student. Moog subsequently published a number of articles about building theremins, and sold theremin kits that were intended to be assembled by the customer. Moog credited what he learned from the experience as leading directly to his groundbreaking synthesizer, the Moog.

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For a while, I found it odd that the "fingering" is with the right hand.  Being a guitar and violin player myself, I think I would need to swap it around and play it "left-handed".

 

Yes, I was surprised by that also. I had to take a few looks to make sure I didnt see it wrong. :)

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  • Apart from a few episodes where an electronic organ or synthesizer was used, the theremin-like sound on the original Star Trek theme was actually provided by renowned studio soprano Loulie Jean Normanuntil her voice was removed in later seasons.[42] Soprano Elin Carlson sang part of the theme when CBS-Paramount TV remastered the program's title sequence in 2006.[43]

 

Speaking of voices and unusual soprano instruments, Ursula Knudson also has an unbelievable voice that blends perfectly with her saw.  She is also the best saw player I have ever heard.

Consider this a shameless plug for the Fishtank Ensemble ( http://fishtankensemble.com/ ), which is one of the most creative and wonderful music groups you will ever hear.  I suggest that you start with "Woman in Sin".  Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishtank_Ensemble , although that article doesn't do them justice.

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I apologize for posting this in The Pegbox, as it has nothing to do with violin making, but I just thought some might enjoy this beautiful performance of O Mio Bambino Caro, on the Theremin.

 

I think it shows how important vibrato is to any musical sound- violin, voice etc.  Being in tune seems to help too.

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