Saw Notes

A Resource for Musical Saw Enthusiasts

Musicians & Makers

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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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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“Minor Waltz” and the Asylum Street Spankers

February 17, 2021

The Asylum Street Spankers were a great band from Austin who played a lot of Tin Pan Alley types of songs. They have disbanded, but you can still buy their recordings and see their videos on YouTube. They have a great old-timey sound. The band was founded by Christina Mars […]

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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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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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