Welcome back! I'm hoping everything is going well and you are ready to tackle more of the "Flight of the Bumblebee". Now that you have part 1 and part 2 completed, let's move on to part 3.
In part 2 we left off with a phrase that moved in 4th intervals, which is a common movement in this piece. In bar 2 of this section we begin by playing the Bumblebee theme, then quickly branch off to a chromatic pattern moving in whole steps and half steps.
In bar 41 we have some string skipping, this can be tricky at high speeds, follow the fingering suggested. The chromatic whole step, half step movement continues until we reach bar 43, which leads us to another staple phrase of this piece. This phrase is a good example of targeting, meaning the E is the root tone and the D# and F are approaching the E above and below by a half step. In bar 47 we continue the same chromatic whole step, half step movement. You will notice a pattern that follows 3 whole steps and then a half step, which is very common in this piece.
We continue the same targeting phrase from bar 43, but it is down an octave and then we jump down to the low E string ending with a conventional chromatic scale.
Thats it for part 3. As always, feel free to share any questions or comments you might have.
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