Notoriously Difficult 'Flight Of The Bumblebee' Performed On Bass Guitar

October 30, 2018

Presumably to raise awareness to the plight of dying bees everywhere, this is a video of musician and Youtuber Davie504 (previously) performing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's notoriously difficult 'Flight Of The Bumblebee' on bass guitar. According to Davie, "only 1% can play this song on bass." Um, one percent of what exactly? Guitarists? Bass players? Bass players who have been practicing for longer than X number of years? PROFESSIONAL bass players? I'm confused. Granted I don't care, but I am confused.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to K, who agrees if you're going to shred, shred hard and don't stop till you pass out or die.

  • Forblat

    1% of what

  • Douchy McDouche

    His face at the end says it all - "I spent 100 hours learning to play this and still can't get laid. FML."

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    come on, ladies. he's a king of fingering!

  • Douchy McDouche

    The fingering is exactly what scares them away!

  • The_Wretched

    I think all those guys who set mario speed run records could learn to do it.

  • Sky Overdrive

    Still the least laid band member.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Dream Theater did it!

  • abcdefgjklmnopqruvwxyz

    Top 1% of everyone who touched anything considered a "bass," including fish.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Bass don't have very good resonance. You need something bigger like a muskie or a gar or an ocean tuna... Personally I think playing Flight of the Bumblebee on a dolphin would be way easier and sound infinitely better but for some reason people frown upon killing ocean mammals for amusement.

  • Eric Ord

    Why don't you have an h i s or t in your name?

  • abcdefgjklmnopqruvwxyz

    Oh. Wow. I finally get to say it!

    "No shit." :P
    Also, the full alphabet was taken.

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