Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lesson 64
The Xtremes: Xtreme Pitches and Rhythms
Part 2

This is the final lesson the “The Complete Theremin” course, and hopefully, a real challenge for everyone. Let’s go out on an Xtreme note. The melodic and rhythmic sequences in this tutorial require speed, accuracy and persistence. And they just might be things you already know but have never attempted to play. Have fun!

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Lesson 63
The Xtremes: Xtreme Pitches and Rhythms
Part 1

In continuing to work with the precision fan, this lesson introduces two short, briskly paced melodic sequences. The first is a sequence that is primarily a melodic descent, while the second is a melodic ascension. They’re both designed to test your ability to simultaneously hit precise pitches and synchronize them with rhythm. In addition, since [...]

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Lesson 57
The Xtremes: Xtreme Volume Hand Techniques
Part 4

In Part 4, pitch is added back into the mix exclusive of rhythm. In an evolution of Lesson 45, the challenge is to see if hitting pitches in a scale is possible in one unbroken movement of the pitch hand, while the volume hand articulates each one. This is the precursor to playing challenging and/or [...]

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Lesson 56
The Xtremes: Xtreme Volume Hand Techniques
Part 3

Transition out of the “hand fan” to the more challenging “precision fan.” In preparation for incorporating melody, we’ll continue to disregard pitch and take on complex and rapid rhythms; You’ll build endurance and accuracy as you work at the threshold.

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