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Topic: Flight Of the Bumblebee  (Read 2829 times)

Offline michelebee

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Flight Of the Bumblebee
on: June 28, 2004, 03:09:00 AM
has anyone here played this on piano?  it's really easy but i am having some trouble making it sound like a real bee.   :)

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004, 03:33:00 AM
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has anyone here played this on piano?  it's really easy but i am having some trouble making it sound like a real bee.   :)

That can't work! You got to make it sound like a BUMBLEbee, not a bee. ;)

Other than that, if you think this piece is easy, I'm not talking to you!  :P

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 03:36:43 AM
Well... this CAN be easy if you mastered the chromatic scale before to do it... and to sound like a bee, i think you could go faster, and make more pedal, or less ! Try both!!

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004, 04:55:22 AM
I play this best with keeping the wrists low (in the style of Horowitz).  When I play it fast enough I sometimes make honey.  

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #4 on: June 28, 2004, 07:44:38 PM
;D

ftp://chopin.chopinforum.com
Username: chopin
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Public_html/The Tempest/Rimsy Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee Transcribed and Played by Cziffra.mp3


I think the real question here is, who's the other pianist?  ;)

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #5 on: June 28, 2004, 09:31:07 PM
Also try Chopin Prelude No. 16, that's a run for your time and money, and it only takes a minute ;)

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #6 on: June 28, 2004, 10:04:48 PM
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Also try Chopin Prelude No. 16, that's a run for your time and money, and it only takes a minute ;)

I know that piece and have performed it many times ;D! IT'S SO FUN!!!

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #7 on: June 29, 2004, 01:09:07 AM
f0bul0us:

The Cziffra transcription of this piece is played by Arcadi Volodos, not by Cziffra himself.


Here's a more direct URL for the computerally challenged: ftp://chopin:chopinfiles@chopin.chopinforum.com/public_html/The%20Tempest/

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #8 on: June 29, 2004, 03:55:29 AM
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I know that piece and have performed it many times ;D! IT'S SO FUN!!!


HAHA also take a shot at his etude op 10 nr 4 and 12, there's a whack load.
But for prelude no 16, I should be able to get the basics in about 2 months since it's a lot of repeitition and slow pratice right f0bul0us?  
It's not so hard once you get the feel of it going up and down and moving your fingers in the right spots to get that burst of momentum with the LH with those chords while the RH swings away for a minute.

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004, 06:41:58 PM
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HAHA also take a shot at his etude op 10 nr 4 and 12, there's a whack load.
But for prelude no 16, I should be able to get the basics in about 2 months since it's a lot of repeitition and slow pratice right f0bul0us?  
It's not so hard once you get the feel of it going up and down and moving your fingers in the right spots to get that burst of momentum with the LH with those chords while the RH swings away for a minute.


I've taken a shot at a few of his etudes (10 No.1,2,4,9,12 25. No. 6)...lol remember...I said took a shot  :P. Yes! The basics don't take that long at all, once you have that down the interpretations are endless! That Prelude is God's gift to encores. *Cough!

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #10 on: June 29, 2004, 06:59:11 PM
How about ending with a flashing hung rapsody 2 or grand gallop chromatique???  ::)

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #11 on: January 22, 2005, 09:59:22 AM
Take a look at the Rachmaninoff transcription.  I believe that one is the best to play -- very difficult, but playable.

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #12 on: January 22, 2005, 07:00:06 PM
has anyone here played this on piano?  it's really easy but i am having some trouble making it sound like a real bee.   :)

I attempted the Rachmaninoff transcription of this piece a while ago.  It was going fairly well, but I simply wasn't enjoying it.  It was maybe a little above my skill level at the time, and I found it incredibly repetitive, and even annoying.  I wanted to impress people with fast finger movement, but this feels almost more like a technical exercise than a true piece.  The chords require some hard memorization, because they don't always relate logically to eachother, making for the bumblebee's signature dissonant buzz.  The chromatics aren't too difficult, but take quite a bit of effort to learn, if you have not been introduced to a piece which emphasizes them so much.  Not my favorite piece in the world, that's for sure, but it does seem to impress people.  I haven't looked at the original Rimsky-Korsakov version, so I'm not sure how much easier it is than the Rachmaninoff, but I know that the latter was a challenge for me.   

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #13 on: January 22, 2005, 07:16:18 PM
Well... this CAN be easy if you mastered the chromatic scale before to do it... and to sound like a bee, i think you could go faster, and make more pedal, or less ! Try both!!

as for the pianoforum.net members, every piece is easy, even rach3, did u see the thread rach3 ?

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #14 on: January 22, 2005, 07:19:40 PM


as for the pianoforum.net members, every piece is easy, even rach3, did u see the thread rach3 ?

Heh, yeah.  Sometimes I feel the same way.  The pianists on here are either incredibly gifted, incredibly arrogant, or just full of sh*t.  I'm guessing it's probably mostly the former, but maybe some of the latter two as well.  Whatever you do, don't try to brag about playing x piece or impress people with listing your accomplishments.  The people here offer great advice, but they probably aren't going to help your ego any.

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Re: Flight Of the Bumblebee
Reply #15 on: January 24, 2005, 09:19:37 PM
the most annoying thread was about rach3 .. i mean.. people wrote "it isn't that difficult

it's a really hard piece of music! damn u can't say rach3 is easy it's not! it's not "isn't that difficult" it's difficult even for great pianists and if u have seen horowitz playing it a video u can see how much mental and physical power he needs..
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