Something I just figured out about playing the saw

As you know, when you play the musical saw you bend it in an S-shape and bow the lower curve with your bow. But the exact contact point changes depending on the note you are playing. The higher the note, the higher up the saw you play. This was always hit or miss for me, until I played with my eyes closed. When I shut my eyes, I could see where the sound was coming from, and bowed the saw at that point, and it was right every time.

2 responses to “Something I just figured out about playing the saw

  1. I like it! What a great way to go about learning where to bow! When you close your eyes maybe it’s easier to be one with the instrument. The saw becomes like an extension of your body. Well done!

  2. mig

    Thank you!
    (I would encourage anyone not familiar with the Saw Lady to visit her website and let some of her joy rub off on you.)