Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee

Flight of the Bumblebee

Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee

This isn’t the first time that Flight of the Bumblebee has featured on this piano blog, but sometimes brilliant things deserve more than one mention. In the light of the British weather finally warming up, there has never been a more appropriate time to talk about this magnificent piece of piano music.

If you are not familiar with Flight of the Bumblebee then you should head straight over to Youtube and familiarise yourself immediately. This piece of music is the aspiration of many pianists and something of a piano playing bench-mark. You will be able to find renditions on all kinds of instruments available at your fingertips. One of the most fun is definitely David Garrett on his violin tackling this almighty piece. Alison Bolson has also recorded the piece for trumpet – which is pure madness.

Flight of the Bumblebee

The Original Flight of the Bumblebee

While there are many different instrument versions out there on the internet, Flight of the Bumblebee is actually a piece of piano music. However impressive it might sound on the trumpet, violin, or even the xylophone, it is always going to be best on the piano. Simplified versions are available for younger and less experienced pianists, but ultimately the real thing, the original, is unbeatable.

Flight of the Bumblebee on a Digital Piano

Today, many versions of the Flight of the Bumblebee that are found online are recorded on digital pianos. This is a sign of the times as ten years ago it probably wouldn’t have been the case. With the rise in electric piano technology, practising tricky pieces of music like this have become easier. With an inbuilt metronome you can easily practise your timings slowly and then gradually build them up to speed. It might take a while, but eventually you will be able to emulate the flapping of a bumblebee’s wings.

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