pBuzz

These materials are aimed at 6-7 years old but are suitable for children from 5-8 years old. The four-session plan creates a beginning in brass knowledge along with a concert performance. The key learning objectives include left from right, pulse and pitch along with performance skills.
The scheme is largely informal in that no written material is used from the pupil’s perspective and most skills are delivered through a listening activity.
Below is a link to a 10 minute film explaining the plan alongside a film of the performance and reactions from parents, teachers and pupils.

Create a Buzz

Create a Buzz, a work composed for pBuzz and Brass Band, was commissioned by Brass Band England and Warwick Music Group as part of its Create a Buzz initiative in November 2017, here you can find all of the parts and the full score.

Create a Buzz Score

Create a Buzz Parts

pBuzz Karate

Dawn Forsythe, Director of Bands at Jefferson ITS, has created pBuzz Karate which splits our tunes in different colours and students receive “belts” for moving up levels in their playing.

pBuzz Karate

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.

Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments at Canolfan Addysg y Bont.

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Learn to play pBuzz interactive powerpoint with backing tracks for the primary classroom by Martin Yates [Powerpoint]

Learn to play pBuzz interactive powerpoint with backing tracks for the primary classroom by Martin Yates [Powerpoint]

NEW! Plastic or Not? by Helen Minshall – The Trombonist Magazine, Summer 2017

NEW! Plastic or Not? by Helen Minshall – The Trombonist Magazine, Summer 2017 [PDF]

How to Hold a pCircle (Presentation & Videos)

This presentation is a blow-by-blow guide to presenting the pBone circle plan. It includes video examples from a variety of practitioners work around the world about how to play trombone, each making the concept into their own, using largely informal practice.

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