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FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by All_¥our_Bass, Nov 5, 2005.


  1. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    I just starting learning this today. Doesn't seem too hard (save only for speed) Any tips one can recommend for playing etc.?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yep. Try not to make any mistakes.
     
  3. ^hahahah, good advice.

    You're learning to play this on bass? I have to ask you 2 things:
    1-Is there a good tab of it anywhere?
    2-Can you post a recording of it when you finish?

    I would love to hear this on a bass. I've heard Petrucci play it on guitar, but a bass would be better(dduuuuuuhhh)
     
  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=186626&highlight=bumblebee
     
  5. Burg

    Burg

    Nov 29, 2001
    U.K.
  6. Skit1

    Skit1 Guest

    Jul 2, 2004
    England
    You gotta go into this thing slow, try play it fast (even half speed) at first and you'll get nowhere.

    Be sure to warm up fully beforehand.



    And be sure to post a soundclip :bassist:
     
  7. I could do that with my hands tied behind my back. ;)
     
  8. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    I'm surpirised this has induced so much attention.

    Yes I'm playing it slow first.

    As for tabs...[drumroll] I'm using sheet music-albeit its up 2 or 3 octaves

    :bassist: :bassist: I will post a clip once its perfected :bassist: :bassist:

    I'll probably go into guitar center to make some guitarists :crying: soon after :D

    on a side note my band and will also be covering
    "The Sorcerer's Aprentice" and "A Night on Bald Mountain"
     
  9. duo8675309

    duo8675309

    Jun 5, 2005
    ***??? You actually thought that was me? ROTFL!!! I wish I could play that. No, I got that from activebass.com.
     
  10. Skeletomania

    Skeletomania

    Oct 25, 2005
    hong kong
  11. hieronymous

    hieronymous

    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    what about the Manowar version - someone had a link to that at one point...
     
  12. soontobedead

    soontobedead

    Jul 14, 2005
    yes... there IS a bass recording of flight of the bumblebee. It´s an adaptation to bass called Sting of the Bumblebee done by joey dimaio of the band manowar. It´s rather sloppy (counting he does it with a pick) and he uses distortion, but it´s fun to listen to (not a fan of the rest of the band´s material, tho).

    I don´t have any links, but it´s a fairly recognized tune among metal enthusiasts. Download it. It´s good.
     
  13. nysbob

    nysbob

    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I heard a pretty decent version of it done by a tapper down in South America a few years back...I'll see if I can find it.

    Ooops - it's the same as posted above in # 7. My bad.
     
  14. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
  15. rashbeep

    rashbeep

    Jul 15, 2005
    Toronto, ON
  16. Maldoror

    Maldoror

    Oct 8, 2005
    +1
    I would be very grateful to whoever takes the time to tab this...