Electronic Instruments — a short history through YouTube William Wieland
On the final exam, be prepared to identify a Hammond organ, a Theremin and a MOOG synthesizer by ear.


Hammond Organ History (14:12)

A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (4:01)


The theremin - A short introduction to a unique instrument (2:07)

Clara Rockmore was a great Theremin virtuoso. She worked with Léon Theremin. You can find many videos of her on YouTube.
Theremin - Clara Rockmore play "The Swan" (Saint-Saëns) (2:53)

Day the Earth Stood Still Trailer (2:21)

Demonstration of Tannerin ( Slide Theremin ) built by Tom Polk (0:55)

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (3:37) — A Hammond organ plays at the very beginning. A Tannerin plays with the refrains.


History of the Minimoog Synthesizer (8:16)

Demonstration of the Moog Minimoog (10:49) — You need not watch the entire video. By triangle, the presenter means a triangle wave.

J.S. Bach: "Switched-On" Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048, 1. Allegro (Synthesized) (6:05) — Classical music played on a MOOG synthesizer.