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Really Effective Practicing by David Weiss

February 7, 2024

David Weiss was a great musician who played oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and he was also a marvelous saw player. He was often at the IMSA summer saw festival in Santa Cruz, and he wrote a helpful and generous column for the Saw Player News, the newsletter for […]

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Merry Christmas from Stanley Tools!

December 3, 2023

I think most people who play the saw, play a musical saw, but there are some intrepid musicians who play a real handsaw. It can be more of a challenge to make a regular handsaw sound good. They are usually thicker steel and they aren’t always a good shape for […]

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Marvelous

October 12, 2023

It’s been a while since I posted, but this new saw video will hopefully make it worth the wait. This video is by Johnnie Day Durand. It’s a beautiful combination of saw and a music box sound. The saw is great in this recording and she plays using harmonics at […]

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Dennis Teeth and a Tiny Saw

October 1, 2023

Guy Bellingham, otherwise known as Dennis Teeth, was a member of the Hot Potato Syncopators until they disbanded last year. They were a fun vaudeville type act out of England, and they played at ukulele festivals around England. Mr. Bellingham is an excellent ukulele and saw player. In the following […]

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Festival Winner And Fun For Everyone!

August 4, 2023

Hi everyone! The 2023 International Musical Saw Festival was another great success this year. There was a potluck, contest, music, great company, and unbridled enthusiasm for the saw. This wonderful event has been going on for over 40 years. If you ever get the chance to attend, don’t miss it. […]

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Saw Festival! It’s early this year!

July 16, 2023

Hi everyone! The annual saw festival in Felton is a couple of weeks early this year. Check out the note below from Kenny Blacklock with specifics. It’s only two weeks away!   Dear Musical Saw Players and Friends, Our annual street jam will take place on Saturday, July 29, from […]

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