John Taylor: World's Fastest Guitarist

One way of getting attention for you or your band is through documented feats of remarkable musicianship, ideally record-setting musicianship. John Taylor, a music teacher from Colorado, holds the Guinness Book or World Records title of fastest guitarist for his rendition of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee at 600 beats-per-second.

The video Taylor recorded of his attempt has earned 455,772 views, 1,574 likes, and 1,179 comments since it was uploaded on April 25, 2011. Perhaps more importantly than those numbers, though, is the earned media he got from accomplishing the feat, including a write up in Wired Magazine.

John Taylor Performs Flight Of The Bumblebee At 600 BPM

Found at YouTube from doctorhotlicks.

Maksim Mrvica Performs Flight Of The Bumblebee

A recording of Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica Performing Flight Of The Bumblebee has accumulated 4,710,278 views since it was uploaded on August 24, 2006. Again, amazing demonstration of musicianship for a very tough song. Found at YouTube from Krerksakul.

Flight Of The Bumblebee – Orchestral Version

This is the original orchestral version from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tale Of Tsar Saltan. Found at YouTube from

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