electric musical instruments

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Instrs. in which the use of elec. devices such as valves and photo‐cells determines or affects the actual sound of the note prod. Before the full‐scale development of electronic music several electric instr. were pioneered. Chief among these were the sphaerophon, the theremin, the trautonium, the ondes Martenot, the hellertion, the electronde, and the rhythmicon.

Subjects: Music.

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