Flight of the bumblebee

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Miss Saxophone, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Miss Saxophone

    Miss Saxophone New Member

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    I really want to learn flight of the bumblebee, not sure whether to do it on trumpet or Tenor horn yet.

    Has anyone attempted flight of the bumblebee??

    What are your thoughts on it and any tips for speed without making it sounding like a mush?! :D
     
  2. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

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    I have performed it on the euphonium, and there is no secret or trick. Practice chromatics, then start on the solo slowly, and work up the speed. I really believe there are better solos to work on.
     
  3. TrumpetTom

    TrumpetTom Member

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    I was playing with a youth orchestra last year and one of the trumpet players had a copy on him so I had a go at it. It wasn't the technical stuff that was hard really I don't think (although I did only look for like 5 mins), but the range was quite wide, as in it started on the g above top c i think.
     
  4. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

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    I heard the Canadian Staff Band soloist play it on a Trombone in the 90's.
     
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