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    The Theremin vs the Saw.

    Check out this link. Go to the sound files. There is a distinct difference in timbre between the saw and the theremin. I just saw "The Day The Earth Stood Still" last weekend and said to my wife, I said, Wife! I said, that's either a musical saw or a theremin playing those eerie sounds! And ya know what she said? She said, I could give a rats behind now go and take the trash out!
    Take a listen. We have to get Gary develop a Theremin / Musica Saw library!

    http://www.theremin-saw.com/

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    Re: The Theremin vs the Saw.

    I like the "Going Home" with the saw and theremin
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    Re: The Theremin vs the Saw.

    The musical saw was used in the Wizard of Oz as well. Can you guess in what part of the movie?
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    Re: The Theremin vs the Saw.

    Maybe somewhere during the Tinman's song? If not, that's where it should have gone. Unless... maybe somewhere with the wizard? Heh, I haven't a clue...
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    Re: The Theremin vs the Saw.

    I've only seen Wizard of Oz with the Pink Floyd soundtrack.
    I couln't possibly comment on the original

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    Re: The Theremin vs the Saw.

    Quote Originally Posted by diegom
    I've only seen Wizard of Oz with the Pink Floyd soundtrack.
    I couln't possibly comment on the original

    Diego
    That's great isn't it!

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    Re: The Theremin vs the Saw.

    I Thought this rather nice:

    The Woman With The Musical Saw
    Roby Chavez


    The beauty of the musical saw echoes in the tunnels
    and tugs away at the souls of strangers
    until they find themselves at the foot of this hypnotizing lure;
    it is the moment that a passerbys lonely journey briefly ends.

    I am told that the thicker the metal; the better the sound.
    Its notes play louder than the sadness that dampens these tunnels
    because it is carried by the acoustics of coincidence.
    here there are no stages; so there are no barriers.

    This woman who plays it, lost her legs of dance years ago;
    leaving her crawling through life.
    The sound of defeat was never so loud;
    but in despair she finally heard the pitch of life.
    It came to her one day from the singing saw.

    It was in a pub in a distant land where the music finally played.
    This time it was louder than the echo of life's past tragedy,
    but the old man who knew the secrets of the saw refused her lessons.
    It was in this that her destiny was revealed.

    She knew not a note and had no patience.
    The saws she found were many and their notes out of tune;
    but finally a singing saw that fit; & in a moment her search was over;
    finally cutting through the doors shut so long ago.

    It was the instrument of chance that she learned to play.
    The vibrations of her saw ripple like a pebble in a pond,
    and it sings with the voice of a guardian angel and
    calms with the gentleness of God's hand.

    It is why I tell you,
    Listen to the woman with the singing saw,
    and your spirit will hear it's music
    even from the jagged edges of life on the longest day of winter.

    ©by Roby Chavez 1999


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