As the curtain falls on our BUZZ21! series, we take one final encore with Grant Golding, who has shown teachers how pBuzz can transform musical education. This final act is not just a culmination of tunes, but a celebration of the versatile, boundary-breaking journey we've embarked upon with the pBuzz.
The universal language of brass
Over the series, we've not just learned to play notes; we've embraced a whole spectrum of musicality – from the technical wizardry of transposing tracks to marrying melodies with mindfulness and synchronizing beats with brass. This journey has equipped educators with the art of audio stretching, the craft of creating backing tracks, and the science of integrating brass into broader musical canvases.
Grant has led us through a symphony of skills, demonstrating that the language of brass is universal, echoing through genres, across game soundtracks, and within the fabric of popular culture. It's a message to pupils that their pBuzz can be a passport to any musical realm, not just the confines of traditional ensembles.
Valerie: a pBuzz showcase
And for our grand finale, we pull out all the stops with Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson's Valerie. This tune is a testament to the pBuzz's legitimacy as an instrument – no transposing necessary, just pure, unadulterated fun. It's here we showcase the pBuzz's ability to harmonise with pop legends, to be the backbone of horn sections, and to engage entire communities in song.
Imagine a concert hall, the pBuzz players lined up, the headteacher ready for their vocal solo, the teachers forming a choir, and the audience on the edge of their seats. This is the image of a modern, inclusive music education – one that Grant has championed throughout BUZZ21!
The pBuzz legacy As we bid farewell to this series, Grant has shown us that with a pBuzz in hand, there are no limits to where you can go, no tune you can't tackle, and no joy you can't share. Watch the eighth and final episode of BUZZ21! (and don't forget to download your free notes too).
So, as you step into the world armed with a pBuzz, remember this series as your guide to turning every note into a possibility and every possibility into a melody.
Adam is the Content Manager at pBone Music. This should mean that he’s the ideal person to write about himself, but he finds boasting in the third person a little awkward. He honed his word wizardry with a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. He has since written copy for clients and businesses across the land, from awards to something beginning with “z”. He also spent a number of years as a musician. He has written pop songs and even jingles for kids, performed more first dances at weddings than you could shake a pBuzz at, and once played a gig for a pie company at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester. When he’s not reminiscing about those good old days, you might find Adam enjoying the football (although as an Everton fan, that can be difficult). He also loves spending time with his partner, Jen, and his family and friends, and sincerely hopes they feel the same way.