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Saw Violin [message #89120] Thu, 08 November 2018 17:15 Go to next message
Jethro is currently offline  Jethro
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Have you guys seen this type of violin? I saw it (no pun intended) in one of the videos of "Got Talent" shows. I am imagining an orchestra with utensils and tools used as musical instruments.
Re: Saw Violin [message #89131 is a reply to message #89120] Fri, 09 November 2018 09:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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My grandfather was suppose to have some talent playing the saw. He played fiddle, which comes in right handy. You ever see the movie One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest? The opening and closing of the film features the bow saw. It can sound spooky and melancholy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7alU4al3UQ
Re: Saw Violin [message #89151 is a reply to message #89120] Sun, 11 November 2018 05:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jethro is currently offline  Jethro
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Thanks for sharing that music. It is my first time to hear this music. It does sound spooky, but it doesn't give me the creeps.

I'm afraid to try it as I might break the saw when bending it.
Re: Saw Violin [message #89155 is a reply to message #89151] Sun, 11 November 2018 08:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Give it a go Jethro. It's only a saw. Check out this tutorial from the saw lady. Then, observe some old boy doing Over The Rainbow with his crosscut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgU2C2FozHk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE2nFMHRacg

It's a link with the past, these rudimentary instruments made out of found objects. People before the advent of electronics would create their own musical expression with whatever they could cobble together. We'd be better for it to do the same.
Re: Saw Violin [message #89159 is a reply to message #89120] Sun, 11 November 2018 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I reckon that our musical instruments today started as common materials in the old days. I wonder how the first person who made the violin used the hair of a horse to use as its bow.
Re: Saw Violin [message #89164 is a reply to message #89120] Mon, 12 November 2018 04:51 Go to previous message
Jethro is currently offline  Jethro
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I love the "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" rendition with a saw violin. The vibration of the saw made the music perfect.

My saw is rusty now (no pun intended again) so I have to buy a new one to try playing a saw violin.
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