The theremin is the world's first electronic musical instrument. It was invented in Russia, practiced by Lenin, and was Bob Moog's introduction to the world of electronic music.

The theremin is played by positioning each hand relative to the two antennae. One antennae controls volume, the other controls pitch.

Theremins have a very unique sound, similar to the human voice. For that reason, it has generally been used by soloists. It has mostly been forgotten, which is unfortunate, considering its impact on Moog and music in general.

The theremin was first produced in the USA by RCA, but they no longer produce them. However, Moog Music still sells theremins.

For a good example of theremin music, watch this video. With enough practice; you, too, could become one of the coolest old people I have ever witnessed.

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