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Ninety years ago this month a young Russian scientist and inventor, Leon Theremin, was summoned to the Kremlin to meet Lenin. It was the start of an incredible journey that laid the foundations for modern electronic music.
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The article states that the Theremin was used on Good Vibrations. This isn't the case - Good Vibrations used a Tannerin, which sounds like the Theremin but is easier to play as it uses mechanical controls.
Paul Tanner played the Electro-Theremin on the Beach Boy's hit Good Vibrations. The Electro-Theremin, often called the Tannerin, is an electronic musical instrument developed by trombonist Paul Tanner and amateur inventor Bob Whitsell in the late 1950s to produce a sound to mimic that of the Theremin
Bill Bailey uses one of these in his stand up shows - very entertaining!
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