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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 MP3 Backing Tracks

The MP3 backing tracks to some of our pBuzz tunes sheet

pBuzz Backing Tracks (Zip)

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

Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom (Webinar, October 2017)

The pBuzz is an incredible new instrument for all ages that matches perfectly with all the other instrumental music you incorporate in your elementary program. The pBuzz qualifies for the 2017 TMEA Grant. Jenny Dees and Keith Dye will be leading you through an engaging demonstration and discussion. We will share experiences, material and be ready to answer your questions. Melissa Blum from West Music will also join. Beyond the promotional offer for a classroom set – Melissa will help with questions to make your grant application a success.

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.

Read the article online [PDF]

pBuzz project with primary school children “full performance” [Video]

pBuzz projects with primary school children

pBuzz project with primary school children “full performance” [Video]

pBuzz project with primary school children “full performance” [Video]

pBuzz project with primary school children [Video]

pBuzz project with primary school children [Video]

YouTube Playlist “How to make a Buzz” [Video]

YouTube Playlist “How to make a Buzz” [Video]

Backing Tracks to pBuzz Tunes: Incy Wincy Spider | Mary Had a Little Lamb | Ode to Joy | When the Saints | “I Feel Good” [MP3]

14 easy Colour coded pBuzz Tunes [PDF]

10 Week pBuzz Program [PDF]

Four Session Plan [PDF]

Watch the pBuzz Product Showcase at TMEA2017

TMEA 2017 pBuzz Handout [29Mb PDF] I Low Res Version

8-week Programme on pBuzz at KS1 shared by Antoinette Pardoe, Music Coordinator at Hilton Primary School, Derby [Word]

Scheme of Work, Lesson Plans, WCET Pieces and Backing Tracks currently supporting the delivery of KS1 and early KS2 whole class learning on pBuzz in Hillingdon Primary School [Dropbox]

Learn to play pBuzz (Teacher Handbook) lesson plans to support interactive powerpoint for the primary classroom by Martin Yates [PDF]

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

Introduction and Resources Guide (USA) by Keith Dye, Jenny Dees and Analisa Byrd [PDF]

I Feel Good (Sheet Music, down 4 steps) by Melanie A. Hilden, Music Department Coordinator, Colegio Menor -San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador [PDF]

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

How to Hold a pCircle (Presentation & Videos)

Exploring Creativity in Music to grow the base of brass players (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Introducing Brass Playing into the General Music Classroom (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Progression in Brass Learning through Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 (Music Mark North West Teachers Conference, September 2017)

Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom (Webinar, September 2017)

Ode to Joy Pbuzz