Saw Notes

A Resource for Musical Saw Enthusiasts

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Golden Snake Dance In Spring

January 14, 2021

I don’t know much about this group, but their performance is amazing. This is one of the best musical saw videos I have seen. The Golden Snake Dance is often part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese New Year is still a month away, but that gives you […]

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A Merry Little Christmas

December 24, 2020

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane in 1943, and it was one of the most popular songs from the movie Meet Me In St. Louis. It was a huge hit for Judy Garland who […]

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Really Effective Practicing by David Weiss

December 7, 2020

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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Autumn Leaves and a Pediatrician

November 20, 2020

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about having a blog is learning about all the unexpected places the saw shows up. There are many amateur saw players around the world, in a variety of other professions. I’ve learned about saw playing photographers, actors, ministers, and construction workers. These musicians play […]

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Good Advice From An Expert

November 8, 2020

I have posted about our friend and IMSA president Morgan Cowin who sadly passed away this year, but his saw playing legacy lives on. Here is his handbook on how to play the musical saw. There are quite a few online saw playing resources, but most of them are videos, […]

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The Addam’s Family Saw! Happy Halloween!

October 15, 2020

One of the best saw players in the world is the marvelous Gladys Hulot from France. She is also a great theremin player and artist. Her videos are fun and creative, and here, you can see her play two instruments, the saw and the theremin. She is playing a lame […]

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