"Standing Elk" Backing Track
This is the backing track from the incredible song, "Standing Elk" by Jan Michael. Learn to play his song or use it to make up your own melodies!
The song Standing Elk is a beautiful tribute to the power of connecting with our feelings and expressing them openly. After suffering an unexpected loss of Jan Michael's mentor and uncle, Michael Standing Elk, he put his own feelings aside and hid them from others because of guilt. Once Jan Michael remembered his Uncle's teachings and embraced his own feelings, the journey of healing could begin. It was in that moment that the melody for the song was created.
Michael Standing Elk received his Tribal name as a child because he was deeply connected to the elk and would often visit with them. About 10 years prior to his passing, he took Jan Michael into the forest where a bull elk had died. With tears rolling down his face, Standing Elk said, "Nephew, these tears aren't from sadness, they are from love. When you miss someone, it's ok to cry."
Over 2 decades Jan Michael recorded the Standing Elk Melody on several albums, with each version in a different musical style. Look under the music tab for the solo flute or full band version that includes his "Band of Brothers", chants, guitars, and multiple flutes as a digital download (look for it in the digital singles collection).
NAF Player? Would you like to learn the melody and beautiful techniques that Jan Michael incorporates in Standing Elk? We have a Workshop On Demand, "The Standing Elk Experience" that includes lessons on how to play the song, the many embellishments that are combined for the melodies, and an AMAZING story told by Jan Michael himself about the song.
We are excited to share this backing track that was created specially to accompany your Native American Flute(s). At Looking Wolf you will find backing tracks that span musical styles to choose from in playlists specific to the key of your flute and a list of just original percussion tracks.
Immediately following your purchase the MP3 track will be emailed to you. The purchase includes permission (personal license) to use the track for non-commercial uses such as making a video for YouTube, playing at Flute Circles, or other performances.
Commercial licenses are also available for all of our backing tracks. Would you like permission to use this track on your own album and keep the profits? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the song Standing Elk:
A sample of the track is below...