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THE MUSICAL SAW
Any boy or girl can learn to play the musical saw. It is a fasci-
nating instrument, and one on which some of the greatest
movie stars and other well-known people enjoy playing.
You can use an ordinary saw or purchase a special musical
saw at a music store. There is not much difference between
them insofar as tone production is concerned. You will also
need a small wooden mallet (such as they use with a xylo-
phone) or a well-rosined violin bow. The saw is played either
by striking it with the mallet or drawing the bow across it.
Put the handle of the saw between your knees and grip it
firmly. The back edge of the saw should be away from you, the
teeth toward you.
Hold.the upper end of the saw with your right or left hand,
whichever is easier for you. Most people, we think, use the