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(Miami Herald)   Paul Tanner, the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller orchestra has died at 95. Oh yes, and he invented the electro-theramin. That would be that space age sounding instrument you heard on the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations   (miamiherald.com) divider line 49
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2013-02-06 10:40:08 PM  
FAIL, submitter.  Tanner only performed on the theramin

It is named after the westernized-name of its Russian inventor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.
 
2013-02-06 11:01:10 PM  
Why the fark would it be called a Theremin if some guys named Tanner invented it?
 
2013-02-06 11:39:26 PM  

wambu: FAIL, submitter.  Tanner only performed on the theramin

It is named after the westernized-name of its Russian inventor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.


ACTUALLY, subby is correct.

Tanner invented an instrument called the Electro-Theremin, which is somewhat different than the Theremin.
 
2013-02-07 12:11:13 AM  

Shostie: wambu: FAIL, submitter. Tanner only performed on the theramin

It is named after the westernized-name of its Russian inventor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.

ACTUALLY, subby is correct.

Tanner invented an instrument called the Electro-Theremin, which is somewhat different than the Theremin.


Behold mere mortals:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro-Theremin

Per the link:

The Electro-Theremin, often called the Tannerin

/I only play the acoustic theremin
 
2013-02-07 01:22:29 AM  
Sawngs that made the hit paraaaaaaaaaaaaaaade...
 
2013-02-07 01:26:03 AM  
So he invented something that sounded like the Theremin?  And called it the electo-Theramin when the Theremin already is electronic?  Why is that notable?
 
2013-02-07 01:42:40 AM  

Sid_6.7: /I only play the acoustic theremin


I play a mean air theremin.
 
2013-02-07 01:45:46 AM  
On that note, I'd like to take this occasion to patent my device, the Electro Giant Dong-er Man that totally has a hot girlfriend in Canada.
 
2013-02-07 01:54:13 AM  
www.oddmusic.com
Boobies fail
 
2013-02-07 02:06:37 AM  

marcre3363: On that note, I'd like to take this occasion to patent my device, the Electro Giant Dong-er Man that totally has a hot girlfriend in Canada.


Mountie  T'eh O' Canada?

// that's right I punned, deal with it.
 
2013-02-07 02:07:16 AM  
Wah wah wah. Sad trombone.
 
2013-02-07 02:25:46 AM  
Thank you subby for treating us like we're 12 years old by bringing to our attention the death of something 90 years old which was a member of something 70 years old that invented something 60 years old that was used in something 50 years old.
 
2013-02-07 02:34:10 AM  

Ishkur: Thank you subby for treating us like we're 12 years old by bringing to our attention the death of something 90 years old which was a member of something 70 years old that invented something 60 years old that was used in something 50 years old.


You like "old."
 
2013-02-07 03:14:12 AM  
As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.
 
2013-02-07 03:22:17 AM  
Oh yes, and I don't give a fark.

/love me some good vibrations
 
2013-02-07 03:24:29 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.


You aren't alone my friend. Of course this shows only what I have in iTunes. Most of my big band is on LP (and a few 78s).
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-07 06:19:20 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.


I dance to his music every week. You're not alone. ;)

Swing on!
 
2013-02-07 06:25:36 AM  
Theramin, eh?

I swore it was someone playing a saw.
 
2013-02-07 06:32:38 AM  

NicoFinn: Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.

I dance to his music every week. You're not alone. ;)

Swing on!


Used to practice 2nd trombone with In the Mood when I were a younger Thud
 
2013-02-07 06:52:16 AM  
www.acousticmusicscene.com


R.I.P.  Mr. Tanner
 
2013-02-07 06:57:04 AM  
Good Vibrations?  Is that the song they used on the Sunkist soda commercials?
 
2013-02-07 07:41:23 AM  

Thudfark: NicoFinn: Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.

I dance to his music every week. You're not alone. ;)

Swing on!

Used to practice 2nd trombone with In the Mood when I were a younger Thud


There is an excellent local PBS radio show called Sounds of Swing that comes on every Saturday night.  You all are not alone.
 
2013-02-07 08:25:24 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Sawngs that made the hit paraaaaaaaaaaaaaaade...


I lol'd. And read it in Edith's voice.
 
2013-02-07 08:32:03 AM  
Theremin, and then theremin like Paul Tanner.
 
2013-02-07 08:54:47 AM  
Same kind they used on Pet Sounds
 
2013-02-07 08:58:45 AM  

Sid_6.7: Shostie: wambu: FAIL, submitter. Tanner only performed on the theramin

It is named after the westernized-name of its Russian inventor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.

ACTUALLY, subby is correct.

Tanner invented an instrument called the Electro-Theremin, which is somewhat different than the Theremin.

Behold mere mortals:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro-Theremin

Per the link:

The Electro-Theremin, often called the Tannerin

/I only play the acoustic theremin


Isn't that, uh, also electric?
 
2013-02-07 09:09:34 AM  
The Beach Boys used something called "Ribbon Control". You move a stylus along a resistive ribbon to get that sound; if you look at a live video you can see it.

A Theremin looks very different, but you could get the sound confused. Jimmy Page uses one with a reverb in "The Song Remains the Same" (movie) to get a howling sound during "Dazed and Confused".
 
2013-02-07 09:15:36 AM  
Upon further research,

Tanner used his device on the studio recordings.

The Beach Boys used ribbon control for live performances.

The sound was pretty much the same.

//taking a break
 
2013-02-07 09:19:51 AM  
I always wondered how the Beach Boys made 2 Theramin riffs in a row sound identical, something that's for all intents and purposes impossible. I figured they "played" the riff once then duped it in the studio, but even the first riff sounds way too "clean" to be real Theramin. This Tanner instrument sounds like Theremin-lite.
 
2013-02-07 09:29:12 AM  
Inventing an electric version of the candle: noteworthy.
Inventing a different version of the candle : not worthy.

I will give the guy props for playing in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. I meet some band members back in the 70s. Mostly young musicians who didn't care about the legend; they just wanted it on their resume'.

/BTW, the guy who claims to have invented the bubble machine for Lawrence Welk is buried in Norfolk, VA
//I only know because a freind of mine is buried nearby
 
2013-02-07 09:34:14 AM  

Another Government Employee: [www.acousticmusicscene.com image 353x500]


R.I.P.  Mr. Tanner


I see what you did there.
 
2013-02-07 09:58:21 AM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-02-07 10:03:59 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.


Glenn Miller sucks.

Jimmy Dorsey all the way.
 
2013-02-07 10:15:35 AM  
This would be an Electro-Theremin:
25.media.tumblr.com

/this was also an excuse to post a Zeppelin pic
 
2013-02-07 10:15:36 AM  
images.tvrage.com

R.I.P. LUCAS TANNER
 
2013-02-07 11:17:39 AM  
Allow Jon Spencer to explain it to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyF_UN8g9f0
 
2013-02-07 11:52:11 AM  
Glen Miller?  Amateur.  He could have made it big with the Dick Jergens Orchestra.
 
2013-02-07 12:09:34 PM  
Joe Bonamassa doing The Ballad if John Henry briefly uses the theremin quite effectively. Although the whole song is worth a listen, the theremin appears around the 3:20 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBgNuP86BNk
 
2013-02-07 01:00:29 PM  
All my heroes are dead.
 
2013-02-07 01:18:23 PM  

Arkanaut: Sid_6.7: Shostie: wambu: FAIL, submitter. Tanner only performed on the theramin

It is named after the westernized-name of its Russian inventor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.

ACTUALLY, subby is correct.

Tanner invented an instrument called the Electro-Theremin, which is somewhat different than the Theremin.

Behold mere mortals:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro-Theremin

Per the link:

The Electro-Theremin, often called the Tannerin

/I only play the acoustic theremin

Isn't that, uh, also electric?


Do you hear that WOOSH sound? That's a joke flying over your head.
 
2013-02-07 01:37:10 PM  

Al Gorithm: Joe Bonamassa doing The Ballad if John Henry briefly uses the theremin quite effectively. Although the whole song is worth a listen, the theremin appears around the 3:20 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBgNuP86BNk


Was he afraid that it will bite?
 
2013-02-07 02:09:14 PM  
What about Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory?
 
2013-02-07 02:53:16 PM  

LewDux: Al Gorithm: Joe Bonamassa doing The Ballad if John Henry briefly uses the theremin quite effectively. Although the whole song is worth a listen, the theremin appears around the 3:20 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBgNuP86BNk

Was he afraid that it will bite?


Judging by his facial expression, I think it did!
 
2013-02-07 04:11:16 PM  

TehBoognish: [www.oddmusic.com image 400x226]
Boobies fail



For people who can't play a real theramin. The audio version of paint-by-numbers.
 
2013-02-07 04:14:24 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.


You're not the only one.
 
2013-02-07 04:18:36 PM  

RugNug: Fluorescent Testicle: As probably the only Glenn Miller fan on Fark (shut up): Damn.

You're not the only one.


I see we've already adressed that.
 
2013-02-07 04:39:36 PM  

WippitGuud: Theramin, eh?

I swore it was someone playing a saw.


I had believed it was a Moog ribbon-controlled synth.

Learn something new every day.
 
2013-02-07 09:48:30 PM  

bluorangefyre: This would be an Electro-Theremin:
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x677]

/this was also an excuse to post a Zeppelin pic


Thank you.  Came here to do this.
 
2013-02-08 09:15:02 AM  

Foundling: The Beach Boys used something called "Ribbon Control". You move a stylus along a resistive ribbon to get that sound; if you look at a live video you can see it.

A Theremin looks very different, but you could get the sound confused. Jimmy Page uses one with a reverb in "The Song Remains the Same" (movie) to get a howling sound during "Dazed and Confused".


Didn't he use one in the middle of "Whole Lotta Love," too? (Not necessarily in the movie)
 
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