Category: Classroom Resources

14 Popular Tunes for pBuzz with colour coding

14 evergreen tunes for pBuzz. Each tune is colour coded with the colours on pBuzz. 5 of the tunes have a backing track: links below. 1. Mary Had a Little Lamb* 2. Lightly Row 3. Ode to Joy* 4. O When the Saints* 5. Hot Cross Buns (two parts) 6. Jingle Bells 7. Oranges and

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The pBuzz Product Showcase at TMEA 2017 Handout

In this useful handout the pBuzz is explained in detail both in terms of the product and its uses. There are also colour coded music to be played with links below to backing tracks and a video of the original presentation.

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Grant Golding Vlog: Life in the Orchestra

In this lighthearted expose of life in the orchestra for the aspiring orchestral brass player Grant remembers some of the unusual ways brass sections pass the time off during long rests. He also introduces his “virtual orchestra” experience so young players can get a taste of life in the belly of the beast!

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Grant Golding Vlog: The Arban

In this Vlog Grant talks about the influence of the Arban Complete Cornet Method on the way we choose to teach in the 21st Century. He speaks about a variety of subjects, including where in the instrument’s range we choose to start our pupil’s learning and how modern, informal methods are in fact similar to

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Grant Golding Vlog: How To Hack Scales

In this interesting Vlog by Grant, he talks about how he begins teaching children about scales from the moment they can play three notes. This then expands, weaving scales into the fabric of his teaching program. So often it’s easy to think about scales in terms of key signatures or memorising pages from a scale

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Grant Golding Vlog: Post Horn Gallop for pTrumpet and pBugle

In this Vlog from Grant Golding, Grant walks us through using the famous Post Horn Gallop. He has included the backing track and music in the video for to play along to. This resource is useful for most aspects of beginning playing, especially when introducing the concept of the harmonic series or partials. These is

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A cross-curriculum maths and science look at plastic brass instruments from Dynamath

This is a great resource from scholastic.com combining the background and science of plastic brass instruments with some instrument-themed maths activities. Based on US levels it includes use of “CUBES” problem solving to get answers to a real-life issue based in the body of the learning text and a video and text about plastic brass

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Training presentation from Melisa Rutkelis for Little Kids Rock teachers in New York, early BrassTabs implementation.

This powerpoint presentation is from a Little Kids Rock training session for New York teachers. Melisa was leading one of six pilots for the BrassTabs concept, bringing pBones into the LKR learning pattern. Working in Mark Twain Elementary School in the Chicago School District, Melisa (an oboist by training) had really grasped the meaning and

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Get Started on pBone mini bass clef C: Download the whole course as a .zip file

“Get Started on pBone mini” is a brilliant way for any young person to begin their trombone journey. This course includes everything you need to start playing, including putting the instrument together, posture and getting your first buzz We have two pathways: one aimed at preparing the starter to follow a route into tenor trombone

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Get Started on pBone mini treble clef Bb: Download the whole course as a .zip file

“Get Started on pBone mini” is a brilliant way for any young person to begin their trombone journey. This course includes everything you need to start playing, including putting the instrument together, posture and getting your first buzz We have two pathways: one aimed at preparing the starter to follow a route into tenor trombone

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