Category: Training for Instrumental Teachers

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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Watch the pBuzz Product Showcase at TMEA 2017 with Dr Keith Dye

In this Facebook live video delegates at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference hear all about pBuzz and enjoy playing the instrument in a mass performance! Here is the accompanying hand out PDF.

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A four-session, informal, “introduction to brass” on pBuzz program for year UK school years 2-3 (age 6-8)

A four-session, informal, “introduction to brass” on pBuzz program In this document Chris Fower has set out a four-session, informal, “introduction to brass” on pBuzz program. The outline maybe suitable for various age groups with carefully selected alternate materials. The document includes and outline with objectives, activities and resources for each session. Teacher notes unpack

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A 10 week informal ‘foundation in brass skills” on pBuzz program: lesson plans, objectives and activities

10 week informal learning on pBuzz program In this document Chris Fower has set out a plan for a ten week, foundation in brass skills, teaching program on pBuzz. The outline maybe suitable for various age groups with carefully selected alternate materials. Outline: 1. A foundation in brass skills using pBuzz 2. All pupils have

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Special Children Article: Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments

When Gethin Thomas came across light and robust plastic instruments, he realised that at last he could give SEND pupils access to the delights of brass music. This great article from “Special Children” shares teacher Gethin Thomas’ experiences using plastic brass instruments, made by Warwick Music Group, in his special school setting. Music making becomes

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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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