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musical saw

n.
A handsaw on which varying musical tones are produced by flexing the blade and stroking it with a violin bow or striking it with a hammer.

mu′sical saw′


n.
a handsaw played as a musical instrument with a violin bow or a hammer while the saw is bent with varying tension to change the pitch.
[1925–30]
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His live shows, which have seen him journey across Europe, are just him and his guitar - with occasional outing for his musical saw - taking his audience on a journey through the emotions.
As for Chen, now a centenarian, he can still be seen playing the musical saw in the bookstore from time to time.
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The original Sondheim musical saw unattached New Yorker Bobby contemplating life and love as he hit a milestone birthday.
The choice of such a quotidian object from which to extract an album's worth of content is, to some extent, Matmos's most direct nod to Pierre Henry's Variations for a Door and a Sigh (1963), a seminal musique concrete work drawn solely from recordings of a creaky door, human breath, and a musical saw (which, Daniel avowed in 2012, Matmos's work "ripped off").
The Alabama five/six-piece describe their work as "Alabama ghost music" but it incorporates styles from across the roots music spectrum with instruments like accordion, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitars, washboard, harmonica, musical saw and snare drum.
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