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Tribute to Natalie MacMaster
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Jake Mills
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I attended a Natalie MacMaster concert for the first time a couple days ago and it was probably one of the most amazing/exciting concerts I've ever been to in my life.  So, in honor of her amazing musical ability and the brilliant concert she performed, I decided to learn and post one of of my favorites that she plays. It's called the Silver Spear. 

 

If you haven't heard of her or haven't listened to her music, I seriously recommend looking her up.  She has been one of my biggest musical idols for years and I have learned so much by listening to her CD's and videos.

 

But anyway, this video is my attempt to match her rendition of that tune.  I hope you enjoy!!

 

 

 

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Jake,, you're an amazing young man.  Super job.  clap  I love everything you play.

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Hey Jake...my husband and I are HUGE Natalie MacMaster fans. Her song Eternal Friendship is the reason why I took up the fiddle in the first place.

We've seen her in concert twice this year and will likely see her again when she comes back this way in a few months.

Natalie puts on a great show. She's very energetic and a extremely talented fiddler. The last time we saw her was just before Christmas. She had two of her little children in the show and they were excellent fiddlers, too.

Great job with Silver Spear, Jake!

 

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Jake Mills
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FiddleStix- thank you so much! I really appreciate it. 

 

 

I'm in the same boat with you, KindaScratchy.  Her music gives me the inspiration and drive to keep learning/playing all the time. 

I know that I'll be trying to go back to her concerts to see her again as soon as possible.  I'm jealous that you've been able to see her so many times!!

I actually posted Eternal Friendship on my channel a while back, it's super beautiful!

 

 

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KindaScratchy
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January 28, 2013 - 9:47 pm
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Beautiful job with Eternal Friendship, Jake. I've been working on it myself but definitely not ready for prime time, as they say. I hope I can play it as well as you someday.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Fiddlerman
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January 28, 2013 - 9:47 pm
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Great videos Jake,

Keep up the great work and thanks for posting.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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That was SWEET!!! Jake> you are a very good player. I'm new to this and have not heard of this Natalie MacMaster > I was gonna go to YouTube and check it out > Can ya put a link of one of your favorite ones > I would like to see the sweet stuff.

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Yay..Jake...that was great!!!!! wowsa!

Thank you...and I too will be googling.....and youtubing.

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Toni

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Jake Mills
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Natalie plays sooo many tunes that it would be hard for me to pick a favorite.  But a few of the great ones on youtube are, of course, her recording of Silver Spear, and also The King George Medley is a good one, along with the Volcanic Jig. Just look up all those names on YouTube and they should come up. 

 

Thank you all!

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Great videos! Thank You kindly! Enjoyed them very much!

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I just learned this song today.  Natalie played it at the concert I went to and this video is all that I could gather from memory/a short video clip of the end of the song.  I don't know what the name of it is but I think it's absolutely beautiful.  Does anyone know the name of this tune?

 

 

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Hi Jake,

Very nice. Are all your songs learned purely aurally--no music at all? If so that is extremely impressive, at least to me.

I learn a tune much better if I have the music, then I can work on it and eventually memorize the piece while I'm trying to get the speed up.

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Yeah, I did learn most all of this stuff aurally.  I do use sheet music when I'm desperate or when I can't figure something out, but I don't like to. 

I'm not the best at sight reading music, so I almost always try to learn/memorize tunes by ear. 

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