A couple of interesting Musical Instrument Images

Check out these Musical Instruments images:

Learning about musical traditions from around the world at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Really neat place. Here is an ‘ūd (lute) from Syria.
Musical Instruments


Musical Instruments

“The Thereminvox or Theremin was the first electronic musical instrument. Invented in 1919 by Russian Lev Sergeivitch Termen (later anglicized to Léon Théremin), the Thereminvox was an offshoot of government-sponsored research into proximity sensors. ”

I find that it is remarkable that a musical instrument invented in 1919 is played completely by hand gestures in the aiir without touching the instrument. The sound is sci-fi trekie outworldly and would have been considered magic in the the 19th century.

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