Theremin (An instrument you play by not touching it)

  • Published on May 18, 2019
  • Learning one of the most unique instruments I know of from master theremin player Carolina Eyck.
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    Outtakes and other shenanigans:
    An attempted theremin duet:
    Sound recorded by Vincent M Ippolito of Swift Road Studios
    Sound mixed by Rob Ruccia of Uptown Recording:
    2nd Camera: Kyle Guzman
    Camera operator and video editor: Jake Jarvi:
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Comments • 9 931

  • Soy Bajo
    Soy Bajo 3 hours ago

    Theremin djent

  • Anthony Pascale
    Anthony Pascale 6 hours ago

    I have looked everywhere for that particular theremin and could not find the one she uses

  • JeylinRocksOut
    JeylinRocksOut 6 hours ago

    8:41 I seriously thought of over the rainbow just before she asked AH! Love this!

  • Tommy Bangacuci
    Tommy Bangacuci 8 hours ago

    She good... She GOOD!

  • Hapy Jac
    Hapy Jac 9 hours ago

    Another great, Pekkanini.
    Check him out...

  • Sharon Hunter
    Sharon Hunter 10 hours ago

    Lol!! I laughed!! The part you were sounding like a motorcycle 🏍🤣🤣 the look on your face!!! Great videos!! New subscriber today! Glad I found this channel ❤️❤️❤️ 🎻🎻

  • Sharon Hunter
    Sharon Hunter 10 hours ago

    I wonder if some kind of light source could detect the sound waves 🤔🎻

  • Jack Dash
    Jack Dash 10 hours ago

    18:27 his hand 😂😂

  • Hapy Jac
    Hapy Jac 10 hours ago


  • Evandro RedPhoenix
    Evandro RedPhoenix 12 hours ago +1

    10:55 "How I know the notes is that I measure the air with my hands"
    Rob- o.o

  • Brandy J Lausch-Horning
    Brandy J Lausch-Horning 21 hour ago +1

    18:28 When a man has a small D

  • Mang Kanor69
    Mang Kanor69 Day ago


  • Mang Kanor69
    Mang Kanor69 Day ago

    0:14 I see what you did there

  • Get to da Chopper!

    She is a german beauty, so sweet and talented !

  • james waterbasin

    Anyone else think this was a very elaborate prank until they looked up that obscure ass instrument?

  • mrSkandalpolisen

    Wasn’t there something similar in a Star Trek episode?

  • Steeve Steele
    Steeve Steele Day ago

    Metal on the theremin.
    Make it happen.

  • Chase Garrett
    Chase Garrett Day ago +1

    "The D's in there some where."
    - Rob, 2019

  • BabyShaqBoiii
    BabyShaqBoiii Day ago

    9:59 that was so mellow I kinda felt that in my heart. Dunno why it sounds so good.

  • Jguy484
    Jguy484 Day ago

    Holy shit...... 11:04

    Got you 😂

  • na
    na Day ago

    The way she said “develop” 👌🏻

  • • Willheezy •

    Damn he doesn’t know somewhere over the rainbow 😩

  • dylpykle7x
    dylpykle7x Day ago

    Why do you seem so suprised by this instrument you literally played it like 4 years ago

  • BigPitter
    BigPitter 2 days ago

    You could play all the Zelda games tunes on this.

  • Kyle Heinzen
    Kyle Heinzen 2 days ago

    How is this any different than most music out there today lol?

  • Philip
    Philip 2 days ago

    When Worlds Collide: Orchestra Conductor standing in close proximity to a theremin.

  • Chris Greenwood
    Chris Greenwood 2 days ago +1

    “Did you touch my theremin? No I was watching cops”

  • Nahin Ahad
    Nahin Ahad 2 days ago

    17:36 that was so funny, it went so perfectly as well which made so much funnier😂

  • Nahin Ahad
    Nahin Ahad 2 days ago

    This is what I imagine mermaids sound like.

  • subg88
    subg88 2 days ago

    She's amazing. By far the best I've seen

  • Mark Picardi
    Mark Picardi 2 days ago

    Look at the flick of the wrist

  • Mr. Crowley
    Mr. Crowley 2 days ago

    Now I know what MC Hammer was referring to.

  • EMber
    EMber 2 days ago

    We can play ghost choir with this

  • FrighteningFPS
    FrighteningFPS 2 days ago

    so at first i thought my ears deceived me when he said "hes gonna show us the ropes... so i listened to it again... then i turned on CC (captions) and it indeed said "he's gonna show us the ropes... im very confused... unless im not...

  • Jenkem Spankem
    Jenkem Spankem 2 days ago

    Reminds me of Jimmy Page

  • Galaxycoco Lacey
    Galaxycoco Lacey 2 days ago

    This is on animal crossing new leaf. I always wondered what it was.

  • 幽霊千代子
    幽霊千代子 2 days ago

    Imagine you try to play the theremin as harmoniously as possible - and suddenly all the children rush in. Can you imagine the sound? 😂

  • Joshua Sterling
    Joshua Sterling 2 days ago


  • Crash//Burn Crash//Burn

    That's a MOOG?

  • Cat VanSancina
    Cat VanSancina 2 days ago

    Jerry Lewis liked the Theremin too.

  • Dastardly Panda
    Dastardly Panda 2 days ago +3


    Me: *Spooky alien sounds*

  • RedCrono
    RedCrono 2 days ago

    Im just staring at her hands like what magic music is this

  • pan Nikt
    pan Nikt 2 days ago

    3:10 "I'll be playing, get the fuck out!" :D

  • pan Nikt
    pan Nikt 2 days ago

    2:50 sounds like scooby doo or something ;d

  • Scot Bloxsom
    Scot Bloxsom 2 days ago

    6:50 sounds like a woman humming or singing?

  • sonny ropata
    sonny ropata 3 days ago

    This is sooo cool!!! I earnt so much.its such a fascinating instrument

  • Travis Butler
    Travis Butler 3 days ago

    This is some Midsomer Murders stuff right here

  • User Name
    User Name 3 days ago +1

    i know its cool but it's still useless i mean why do you need a theremin even though you can create your own sounds from a certain synthesizer

  • TrasH
    TrasH 3 days ago

    this is a very nice instrument
    too bad it triggers my carpophobia >:'(

  • Servicka
    Servicka 3 days ago

    Lets get real. It’s a gimmick

  • Oregon's Lonewolf
    Oregon's Lonewolf 3 days ago

    The original can be found at Area 51

  • re6cts
    re6cts 3 days ago +1

    What a magical sound with the guitar and the theremin. Really cool instrument and a really informative interview Rob.

  • ZDOG11
    ZDOG11 3 days ago

    Y’all rlly ignoring when she said “👌🏼👇🏼👈🏼👍🏼” it rlly got me 😞😞

  • Daniel  Castillo
    Daniel Castillo 3 days ago +1


  • Judah Stiles
    Judah Stiles 3 days ago +1

    First couple seconds I thought this was fake.

  • Austin Wilson
    Austin Wilson 3 days ago +4

    *Reads Title*

    Me: "Now that's my kind of instrument."

  • Umm What?
    Umm What? 3 days ago

    i don't know how i ended up on this video, but her voice is inviting and I learned so much lol nice vid

  • CyberGhost
    CyberGhost 3 days ago

    Ebay: theremin never touched in ages.

  • Comrade Garrett
    Comrade Garrett 3 days ago

    I play the theremin and it reacts to what shoes you wear. if you play it barefoot and then put shoes on, you need to retune.

  • Daffey Driver
    Daffey Driver 3 days ago +1

    Wonder if thermin could play the Good the Bad and the Ugly?

  • James Lower
    James Lower 3 days ago

    I almost thought this was a Saturday nite live skit at first lol

  • FVLegacy01
    FVLegacy01 3 days ago +2

    "Hey what instrument do you play"
    "Sign language"

  • Alectra Ossh
    Alectra Ossh 3 days ago


  • John-S
    John-S 3 days ago +3

    People...go follow Carolina Eyck.
    She's great.
    Like...really great.

  • Christopher West
    Christopher West 3 days ago

    Those blink cues for the chord changes were hilarious 😂😂😂

  • adam wilkins
    adam wilkins 3 days ago

    Wow what a beautiful sound.

  • Technade
    Technade 3 days ago +1

    This looks like something that you can get from area 51

  • Happy Raccoon
    Happy Raccoon 3 days ago

    Is it me or do these theramin players have an unusual look??

  • Lucas Carvalho
    Lucas Carvalho 3 days ago

    gang signs

  • Noriye Alice
    Noriye Alice 3 days ago

    Tf is up with his ad right in the middle of the video. Wow

  • MegaJohnhammond
    MegaJohnhammond 3 days ago

    I wonder what sounds I could get if I squeezed her tits and her ass at the same time.

  • eddy russell
    eddy russell 3 days ago

    well fuck me gently thats amazing innit

  • amila fernando
    amila fernando 3 days ago

    Thank you RUclip to recommending me this....😅🤣

    SHAUN MAQ 3 days ago

    This is Amazing ...thanx guys .... we use it a lot in south Africa our Local traditional genre bt never seen the original theremin or heard theremin history thanx guys...

  • johnny1992black Ra
    johnny1992black Ra 3 days ago +1

    i can imagine myself playeng it... just swinging my hands randomly in air like a mental person... and the people around what a geniust *pokerface*

  • Angel Smells
    Angel Smells 4 days ago

    At 4:06 I thought she was going to play that sad spongebob song

  • TechRomancer 83
    TechRomancer 83 4 days ago

    She's such a talented hottie!!!

  • Tri- Force
    Tri- Force 4 days ago

    Jetzt weiß ich wo diese ganzen Kinder Kommentare bei den deutschen her kommen.. Unglaublich wie einfallslos die halbe Welt zu sein scheint.. Oder sind alle 11-14 Jahre?

  • g4340
    g4340 4 days ago +2

    Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, got me interested in the theremin. I've never played one but I have ALWAYS wanted to not only play it, but own one as well. I do have some keyboards and having a theremin would really broaden my horizons. I do have Hemophilia and I cannot practice everyday, but I do whenever I can. I hope someone can answer this: being on Disability I don't have alot of money, and I don't know too much about the theremin to make an intelligent buying decision, but with those two factors in mind, can someone recommend the best theremin I can get for as cheaply as possible? Thank you for your time! You both are fantastic musicians and I thoroughly enjoyed this video!

  • b wooten
    b wooten 4 days ago

    Oh fuck! I gotta work tomorrow! Dodgamn it!

  • Shawn Moore
    Shawn Moore 4 days ago

    Can’t decide if it’s stupid or awesome.. 🤔🤔🤔

  • Aaron Jackson
    Aaron Jackson 4 days ago

    Play Paganini caprice no 24 on the theremin

  • Andy Gold
    Andy Gold 4 days ago +4

    I believe the whole soundtrack from the 1956 movie, Forbidden Planet, was done on the Therimin. Also, the theme song from the original Star Trek series.

  • Mike Stacker Stack
    Mike Stacker Stack 4 days ago +2

    The guy on guitar acts like a complete doucher

  • BobvanDoornDrummer
    BobvanDoornDrummer 4 days ago

    Play ‘Can’t Touch This’

  • Hilda McGovern
    Hilda McGovern 4 days ago +2

    Any one else think she's hot?

  • Byneq
    Byneq 4 days ago

    She is amazing, but I.R. is still much better music man :)

  • Artem Ba
    Artem Ba 4 days ago

    Круто, Вы позитивные ребята. Счастья Вам и добра.

  • AlwaysWild
    AlwaysWild 4 days ago +3

    This sounds like the singing girl on the horse field at the horse farm from Zelda ocarina of time🤣❤️❤️🎶

  • Acin' Devastator
    Acin' Devastator 4 days ago

    Anyone got reminded of Naruto? :)
    Or am I the only one. I kinda badly wanted her to play the theme. :)

  • TheCarJesus
    TheCarJesus 4 days ago

    Just imagine some blind dude... "what that bitch say to me?"

  • Abhilash `Nox` Baruah

    My space is my space is my space.... mmkay
    Such a brilliant instrument.

  • GansAles
    GansAles 5 days ago

    Strong Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response i have? whe she play

  • Daniel Dabrowski
    Daniel Dabrowski 5 days ago

    She is micd up and making the tones with her mouth..

  • TnMtnRdr
    TnMtnRdr 5 days ago

    In seconds of seeing it I pictured exactly how it works. What we call BFO in radio. (beat frequency oscillator) one radio frequency oscillator with open coil changes frequency with local stray capacitance, hand position variations or any other conductive object anywhere near. The other oscillator is a stable frequency, adjustable with the control knob to tune it against the the first one. The difference between the two frequencies is the audio tone. Many years ago I fooled with radio circuits and frequently get all manner of squawks and squeals out of them when they beat against each other. The same effect is used all through radio technology mixing frequencies and filtering out the unwanted ones.

  • Gunsandrosalina Padtwo

    Nightmare before Christmas on theremin... I can die now.

  • Amun Ra
    Amun Ra 5 days ago +5

    I was thinking about selling my Theremin. I haven't touched it in years.

  • Kashmirknight
    Kashmirknight 5 days ago

    I think Zeppelin used one of these.

  • Bruce Rider
    Bruce Rider 5 days ago

    Its fare out man.

  • P Kurz
    P Kurz 5 days ago

    I went on a date like that