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Size Matters With Saws

Size Matters: If you're going to play with a saw, make sure it's a big one.

Size Matters: If you're going to play with a saw, make sure it's a big one.

Friday, July 23, 2010 1:08 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re going to fiddle with a saw, make sure it’s nice and big.

The Musical Saw Festival will bring sweet sounds to NYC’s Hellenic Cultural Center on August 7, where musicians will play everything from rap to polka on saws commonly used to cut wood using a bow.

Spokeswoman Natalia Paruz says that although the tradition has been around 300 years, not many people know they can jam on the tool.

Once they see it done, however, many are inspired to learn to play and Paruz advises newbies to go with a bigger saw because in this case, size definitely matters.

She explains, “It should be a minimum of 26 inches long for the music to be good.”

Once they’ve mastered it, folks can truly get “wild” on stage. One saw musician has been known to stop in the middle of playing and saw a slab of wood in half to get the crowd pumped.

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