Good Vibrations from a Theremin

We ran a competition for newsletter readers last week to come up with a pointless interesting fact about the theremin, an electronic instrument being featured in the F-IRE Festival (previewed here by Peter Horsfall. )

Winner, and free to claim his CD, is Derek Nash, who came up with the fact that the Beach Boys used one in Good Vibrations.

Runners -up came up with a cartoon about theremins and dating , and a variety of ways to build your own at http://www.thereminworld.com

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  1. The Beach Boys didn't use a theremin on Good Vibrations. It's a common myth. In fact it was an instrument built by Paul Tanner called a Tannerin, designed to sound like a theremin.


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