Art's Theremin Page



The theremin, named for inventor Leon Theremin, is a musical instrument that uses electronic circuits to produce audible tones,
having the unusual aspect of being controlled by the player's hand motions near the instrument's two "antennas," without the hands
touching the instrument. One hand is used to control the theremin's pitch, and the other hand is used to control the volume.
In these pages, I will share some of my theremin design ideas, exploring various technical aspects of this amazing instrument.


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The Principle of the Theremin





Construction Articles

Title

Published

Notes

THE 2006 "MINIMUM THEREMIN"

09-06-2006

An Improved Version of the Minimum Theremin

THE "126 THEREMIN"

08-23-2002

A Complete Vacuum Tube Theremin

THE "125 THEREMIN"

07-13-2002

A Vacuum Tube Pitch Theremin

THE "203 THEREMIN"

09-22-2001

A Battery-Operated Version of the Wien-Bridge Theremin

THE "145 THEREMIN"

11-19-2000

An Improved Version of the 144 Theremin

"THE WIEN BRIDGE THEREMIN"

10-16-1999

A Theremin without Inductors

THE "MINIMUM THEREMIN"

05-17-1999

A Very Simple Pitch Theremin

THE "144 THEREMIN"

09-18-1998

An Improved Version of the
Southwest Technical Products Model 142 Theremin





Technical Articles

Title

Published

Notes

Lucie Rosen's Theremin

10-27-2013

A Clear Representation of the Schematic from the Rosen Estate

Clara Rockmore's Theremin

10-14-2013 A Clear Representation of the Schematic Based on Robert Moog's Drawings

The Glasgow Digital Theremin

11-04-2003

An Analysis of the Article by Kenneth D. Skeldon, et al*

The RCA Theremin

06-22-2001

A Technical Exposť of the First Commercially-Produced Theremin*

A Simple Electronic Musical Instrument
The THEREMIN

07-09-1999

Reprint of a Feature by Ernest J. Schultz
from
RADIO AND TELEVISION NEWS, October, 1949
*

Infrared Optical Theremin
Technical Disclosure

03-28-1996

A Theremin Based on Reflected Light

*Applicable content are the copyrighted properties of their respective owners.





General Articles

Title

Published

Notes

ABOUT THE THEREMIN

04-30-2000

.

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEREMIN

06-26-1999

Elementary School
Text.





Circuit Library

Title

Published

Notes

CIRCUIT LIBRARY

03-23-1998

Miscellaneous Circuits





Suggested Reading


Hailed as the consummate treatise on the Cold War and Leon Theremin,
Dr. Albert Glinsky's work,

"Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage"

is a fascinating overview of Theremin's life.

480 pages, 75 photographs
(ISBN: 978-0-252-07275-8)

Available at:

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

University of Illinois Press: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s05/glinsky.html






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