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Video of me playing Flight of the Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by HaVIC5, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. HaVIC5


    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
  2. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    hey, man, that wasn't that bad!


    how about without the OD?

  3. awesome. great job.
  4. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    Dude, that was way cool!

    Man, I wish I could do that. How did you do that? Do you read music? Did you figure it out by ear? Do you have a teacher?

    C'mon, give!


  5. That was good! I wish I could do that right now with my bass, but I can only play it on my trumpet. A song worth mastering though. :)
  6. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Great job! And I liked the overdrive. It emphasizes the idea of a bug flying around.
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Very nice, how long have you been playing?
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    +1, except I can't play the trumpet either.

    Very cool!
  9. Mr.Phil


    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Very cool...
  10. snake


    Jul 21, 2004
    Aurora. CO
    That was outstanding, dude!
  11. propea


    May 29, 2005
    awesome man!
  12. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    very good!!
  13. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I also would like to know if you transposed that from an arrange for a different instrument, found tab or figured it out by some other means.

    Also, gotta keep to OD man, gives ya that great Bee buzzzing.
  14. hey that sounded awesome!
    i like it!
  15. Hey - nice job! Very impressive!

    - Wil
  16. HaVIC5


    Aug 22, 2003
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Thanks for all the kind comments, everybody! :D

    To answer your questions, my arrangement is an abridged version of a score I got from www.music-scores.com. I figured out fingering and everything after getting down the notes, and I had to displace an octave or two. It still sounds all right despite this.

    I do indeed have a teacher, but for upright bass, not electric. I'm pretty much self-taught on electric.

    I used OD because in my opinion, it adds more life to this particular tone poem than without. It's supposed to give a very decidedly buzzing sound like an insect, and done on a stringed instrument with rough bowing, it works. However, it doesn't quite get there with the legato tapping I use, so I kicked in the distortion to add that extra buzz. I can provide an MP3 of it done without the buzz if you people wish, since it sounds all right, just not as cool.
  17. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    What I was most impressed with, was that you looked nice and relaxed.

    Nice job!
  18. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    Wow! Great job. You should consider entering the Bass Extremes Solo Bass Competition. You would only have to work on one other piece to qualify, but it has to be from their repertoire list.

  19. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Great job - If I could do even 5 seconds from that I would be like wow.

    Seriously, I really liked it...
  20. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    That was pretty sick!!! :bassist:

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