Friday, September 16, 2016

30 Days of Weird Instruments, DAY 8 – the Musical Saw

You can do many things with a saw, but nowadays most people don't think of music as one of them. The thin shape and bendable design, however, make it quite suitable for a variety of notes.

In the early 1900s a good number of American manufacturers were making musical saws. World War II's demand for materials killed off most of the market, but the art of musical carpentry is far from dead.

NYC musician and street performer Natalia Paruz makes beautifully odd music with one.

NOTE TO KIDS: Saws are not a toy. Natalia Paruz is an adult with extensive training. If you need a saw for anything, please ask an adult family member to help you. Or just wait until you're much older.

UPDATE 9/18/2016:

The talented Natalia Paruz got in touch with me on Twitter to thank me for this post, and directed my attention to the amazing video below.

Behold #30DaysofWeirdInstruments, Day 8.5: The Pitched Cowbells!

Monday's instrument will bend your mind.

Purchase I AM DRUMS!

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