As a Halloween treat here are two sets of BrassTab charts from WMG Education Ambassador Grant Golding, one for trumpet in Bb and one for trombone. You can have fun playing along with the original Ghostbuster’s theme and the Skeleton’s remix (find them on Youtube!).
I'm sure nearly every brass teacher and conductor has had that sinking feeling when a pupil arrives for their first lesson or rehearsal after having braces fitted. We all know that the stress and pain of a brace will be worth it for the wearer in the long run but what can we do[...]
Bandrooms and Concert Halls across the world have been silent for over a year, as brass bands like other musical ensembles followed the government guidance about live music-making. It has been a hugely challenging time for bands and their communities which are social[...]
In this vlog Chris Fower discusses where pBuzz has been used in Whole Class Instrumental learning and other large group settings and the resources now available to support this work, some of which are listed below with links and/or supporting videos.
For many years the British Army has provided a number of educational materials free of charge in subjects such as maths, ICT, and history. Their expert lesson library features lesson plans, videos and resources on 28 different topics typically for students aged 11 and above. Now[...]
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring 196 countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate[...]
It's nearly ten years since we launched pBone, the world's first plastic brass instrument. At the time pBone created what was quite simply a trombone revolution as the trombone world took our humble instrument to its heart. Since then pBone has become the largest selling single[...]
It's been a long time since we first began work on pBuzz and to be honest it's been a very interesting journey. So much has changed in music education over pBuzz's life time and now pBuzz is becoming much better understood and accepted. In fact we have made over 60,000 pBuzz[...]
After the success of our unique, brass starter instrument: pBuzz, many upper brass teachers loved the idea of a simplified foundation instrument but felt that pBuzz is, in essence, a lower brass instrument. Despite the fact that I carefully tried to make pBuzz the easiest way to[...]