This instrument often gets a bad rap since it has been used in so many creepy horror movie scenes (think The Day The Earth Stood Still). But, this device can create lovely melodies! Patented in 1928 by Leon Theremin, this ethereal instrument was one of the first electronic instruments and is unique in that you do not have to touch this instrument in order to play it. This is by far one of our favorite songs of all time (and one of the first songs we learned as kids), but played on an unusual instrument it takes on some delightful qualities. The dreamy sound just seems to work well with this song. Judy Garland’s version of “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz will forever be our favorite, but we may have found our runner up version with this one! If you’ve never heard this version before then do yourself a favor and watch the video.
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