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Post Horn Gallop and the pBugle

March 15th, 2021 | 0 min read

By Chris Fower

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

He has included the backing track and music in the video for you to play along with.

This resource is really useful for most aspects of beginning playing trumpet or cornet, especially when introducing the concept of the harmonic series or partials.

There is a strong cross-curricular aspect to this vlog with a wonderful reference to Grant's Highwayman ancestor.

Grant makes some great links to history, the history of music, and geography.

Chris Fower

As an undergraduate Chris studied Jazz at Leeds College of Music and then became a member of the Advanced Studies, post-graduate performers course at the Royal Academy of Music and Principal Bass Trombone with the European Community Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado. He then spent 25 years as a busy freelance performer based in both London and the North of England working with a wide variety of ensembles and artists, including being a member of Grimethorpe Colliery Band, The British Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Shirley Bassey’s Orchestra and the Creative Jazz Orchestra.

Alongside this Chris has worked extensively in all areas of music education, latterly as a leading deliverer and trainer in informal, large group practice. This included roles as Leader in Wider Opportunities at Hertfordshire Music Service, Leader of Instrumental Development for Derbyshire City and County Music Partnership and as a face to face trainer on the Trinity Guildhall/Open University “Whole Class Instrumental Learning” national training program.

He became a key member of the team that created pBone, the plastic trombone in 2011/12 and has been involved with pBone Music in various roles since then. Chris is currently the Director of Creativity and Innovation for the company, a role that includes overseeing product development and improvement, quality and education.