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left hand. With this hand bend the saw so its blade has a
shape like a long, thin letter S, as indicated in the drawing.

Then strike the saw with a mallet or draw the violin bow
across the back edge of the saw. A note something like a
Hawaiian guitar note will result.

The next step is to make the saw produce different tones.
This is done by bending the saw a little more or a little less,
always keeping it in the shape of an S.

The musical saw is used as a rule to play simple, slow tunes.
Try "Aloha Oe" and some of the other Hawaiian ones as

holding the saw


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