Gratitude for the Flight of The Bumblebee

It is easy to feel the gratitude when you hear something that you once had tried to achieve in your past being done in a different way. This is especially true when it is an “out of the box” way of doing things.

Let me be a little more concrete with what I am trying to say. Growing up, I played the trumpet. I was pretty good at playing it. One of the musical pieces I worked at was Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ‘s Flight of the Bumblebee. It is certainly a tough musical work to master! Perhaps you have heard it!

I came across this video and was really surprised! Talk about an “out of the box” way of performing this work!

Ever try anything like this on your own (or with the help of a couple friends)?



Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru


  1. Molly on February 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

    oh my gosh, lol, that is too funny! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Marco A. on February 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    It looks like something you would have done with Ric and Brian in college. Thinking back in time even further, did you play it this fast on your trumpet?

  3. GoalsLeadToSuccess on February 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

    It would have ben even better if they tried to do it immediately following the drinking of all the beer originally in the bottles!

    Great Video!

  4. Dave Block on February 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Amazing with what you can do when you open up your mind to all the possibilities! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Laurence Hansen on February 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    It is taking me too long to write this short message because I am still laughing. That was great!! Thank-you.

  6. Carmen on February 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Wow! They had time on their hands!!! LOL Good for them for having fun doing something artistic and musical and for sharing!! Thanks for sharing with us Paul!

  7. Menka on February 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Answer to your question Paul, Pretty cool, it reminded my childhood. If our group get together to play it, we would dance a bit in between instead of running. This music is beautiful and we could even add more rhythm. Thanks Paul.

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