Author: Chris Fower

My five tips for the safest way to play brass in COVID

In this Vlog I run through my five top tips for safer brass playing during COVID.

Post horn Gallop and the pBugle

In this Vlog from Grant Golding, Grant walks us through using the famous Post Horn Gallop.

Safely playing our instruments back at school

Now that we are returning to work, play and education, it feels good to be on the pathway back to the resumption of a more normal education generally and brass playing specifically. However, Covid is still here and we must remain vigilant as restrictions are slowly lifted. A key[...]

I listened to the latest Music Teachers Association Podcast...so inspiring and informative!

One thing that lockdown 3.0 is giving me is the chance to start engaging with content that I've been aware of but never previously put the time aside to properly absorb.

NAMM 2021: Believe in Music

Every January the world's music industry comes together in the glorious trade show/conference that is NAMM. We at Warwick Music have been attending NAMM from the first year of pBone in one way or another and it has become part of our annual pattern of work...until 2021!

Brass learning lives, what can we do to help?

    As Covid has tightened its grip on what is normal in UK society yet again during “lockdown 3.0”, of all the instrument families, brass playing has found this new normal particularly challenging. A variety of reports have not achieved a clarity about what is best practice for[...]

How Do Trumpet Players make and Change Notes?

An expert brass player makes changing notes sound and look so simple but when you pick up your instrument as a beginner things can feel very different and quite confusing...so how do trumpet players do it?

Why is the pBugle in Bb?

We have received quite a few enquiries about our choice of key for the pBugle so I thought I’d sit down and write a few words to share my thoughts on the subject.

Learn to play pBugle

Hello and welcome to “Learn to Play pBugle”! In this blog we will share everything you need to get started making music on the pBugle. 

Why pBugle is a great starter instrument for educators

After the success of the ground-breaking and innovative brass training product pBuzz, feedback began to suggest that although trumpet-based teachers welcomed a simplified training instrument, they didn’t really feel an affinity with the pBuzz, seeing it as more of a “lower[...]