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Call number: Express Shelf, Music Tools

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor Tools Shelf


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The sound is absolutely incredible and you can change almost everything


This little instrument was extremely amusing to play with, and was super easy to use. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good time.

So cool!

Of all the instruments to have at a library, I think this is the most fun. It's great for kids, and such a fun piece of American musical history!


The theremin is truly an astounding instrument. It is very difficult to play actual, tonal music on, but you can make it easier on yourself by increasing the pitch correction and decreasing the pitch range while you learn. If you are serious about learning to play the theremin, this is a great way to start. It does not come with a stand, however, but a table that is free of clutter will work just fine. I am really glad that my library has this resource for all of us.

Tons of Fun

I was so psyched to be able to play around with the theremini! While you can make some interesting sounds and discoveries simply by taking the instrument out of the box and turning it on, I recommend taking a quick spin through the manual, at least to learn how to calibrate the theremini properly. We figured out how to make recognizable melodies within a few minutes and had a lot of fun exploring all of the different modes. Everyone should try this out, even if you don't think you're particularly musical.

Great, but read the manual!

This instrument is a lot of fun, and a lot easier than the traditional Theremin. However it is pretty important to print out and read the instructions. That's because the Theremini needs to be calibrated every time you turn it on. Not to worry -- it's easy and it only takes a minute or two. You can place it on a table, but if you have a mic stand, that's probably the best way to support it (in the middle of a room, away from large metal objects and electronics). It has 30 built-in tones/effects and it even has a built-in speaker so you don't need an amp. If you' ve always wanted to try a Theremin, now you can -- thanks to the AADL!


I used this at a camp and it was one of the best parts. It had cool sounds and it's fun to play with.

Great Sound

I was really amazed at such a unique sound when I walked past this instrument in the downtown library, I am glad that it was out for me to see and hear. Maybe I can use this one day.


Sounds just like a full theremin, but now in a smaller, more portable form factor. Fun fact: the screen tells you the note you are currently playing to assist in the mastery of this instrument!


It's a science fiction soundtrack right in your own house, generated just by moving around. Our kids love this!

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