Saw Notes

A Resource for Musical Saw Enthusiasts

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Life On Mars

September 20, 2021

For your listening pleasure, here’s another video of hYrtis playing the lame sonore. She is an exceptional theremin player and you can see many of her theremin  videos on Youtube. She is also one of our favorite saw players at Saw Notes, and here in this video, you can see […]

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History of the Santa Cruz Saw Festival

August 27, 2021

Every August, the IMSA has a saw festival in Felton and Santa Cruz . It’s wonderful fun, and it’s been going for over 40 years now. Unfortunately, due to Covid and the pandemic, the festival has been cancelled the last two years. Hopefully, they will be back next year, but […]

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Better Intonation For Dummies

July 16, 2021

The late David Weiss was a member of the L.A. Philharmonic and a celebrated oboe player. He was a regular participant in IMSA festivals, and helped many people learn to be better saw players. Luckily for all of us, he also write a regular column for the Saw Player News. […]

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Passacaglia: Saw and Theremin Duet

May 11, 2021

Many saw players I meet started on the theremin and are able to play both instruments. This is probably because they can have similar sounds, so a person who enjoys the sound of a saw  might enjoy the sound of a theremin. Both instruments take great concentration to play. An […]

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Play It Again, René! More Instructions!

April 25, 2021

If you want to learn to play the saw, it’s great to check out all the instructional resources you can find. Believe it or not, there are quite a few manuals, videos, and books that will help you learn to play the saw. The Forest Historical Society has an interesting […]

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Markee de Saw: A Little Burlesque!

March 22, 2021

The musical saw and burlesque don’t usually appear in the same sentence, but here you can see a fun burlesque  performance by Markee De Saw. She’s from Glasgow, Scotland, and she’s singer, saw player, and cabaret performer. Here, she plays a great version of “Moon River,” always a musical saw […]

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