Saw Notes

A Resource for Musical Saw Enthusiasts

Ro

Dr. Who and the Musical Saw

November 25, 2021

The television show Dr. Who has been around in various forms since the 1960’s. It’s about a character named Dr. Who, who travels the universe in his TARDIS, saving people from bad guys and making friends across time. The theme music was written by Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire in 1963, and […]

Read More

The Addam’s Family Saw! Happy Halloween!

October 15, 2021

I’ve posted this in the past, but it’s worth posting again. Enjoy! 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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More