New theremim player

Posted: 9/7/2018 2:51:43 AM
Mateus

Joined: 9/7/2018

Hello everybody .. I am a bass player in adventure with a theremim and my goals is to really play good the instrument to put in a pratical way ( solos ,play beatifull melodies and I loved the ideia to use a theremim like a brass...) I am here looking for tips for beginner (free internet classes) because its doset not have teacher where I live .. if you can help me i will apreciate =)
thank you !!

Posted: 9/7/2018 11:07:15 AM
xtheremin8

From: züriCH

Joined: 3/15/2014

hi mateus,
welcome here. 
you might find a lot of answers for your burning questions here at thereminworld.
peter pringle has always some good advices for theremin novices...
check out carolina eyck's you-tube videos for some basics. or pamelia stickney's walking-bass-playing technique on the theremin.
do you allready have a theremin? hope your etherwave has the espe-module inside for the extended bass range.

Posted: 9/7/2018 8:56:27 PM
Mateus

Joined: 9/7/2018

Thank you Xtheremin8 . Yes I allready have one ,bougth last year !
But I dont know how to begin in a technique way .When I play I aways try to play some melodie ( tryng ) and do experimental thing but I really want to know to play a scale and intervals in a clean way 

Posted: 9/7/2018 10:35:14 PM
xtheremin8

From: züriCH

Joined: 3/15/2014

practice, practice and some more practice.
i came across musescore some time ago:https://musescore.org a very cool software to play along with and it became my #1 practice tool for the classical songs. it also has a huge user library with tons of classics. it's free and safe etc....  i have a chromatic tuner also attached to the headphone out.(pitch preview) that helps me to determinate at least the proper starting note when i play on my own. elsewise i play a song in a wrong key and doesn't even care. 
i have a good ear but not perfect pitch.
for the finger technique i don't know. whatever fits you. youtube is your friend here.
but:...as a bass player, you already know many scales, on the theremin: play those boring scales without using the volume hand. hellofafun!

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