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pBuzz Kid'sMusical Instrument
- A fun, novice-friendly wind instrument that plays like a straight trombone, the buzz is used by music educators and parents to introduce kids to brass wind instruments or just for musical fun
- Made in the UK from durable, hygienic plastic and features a detachable mouthpiece with Bio-cote anti-microbial technology for protection against microbes, such as bacteria and mold
- Winner of the 2016 Primary Teachers Award and used by music educators as an introduction to wind instruments
- A perfect intro to musical play and performance, the buzz has a range of 6 notes (C, B, Bb A, G, F) which are marked on the slide using the Chroma Note(TM) color system
- Designed by musicians with a 5" bell and easy to play slide, it is perfect for early learners. Simple and easy to play the mouthpiece makes it the perfect introduction to brass playing.
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More eye-catching than a recorder, lighter than a drum and easier to play than a xylophone - the new brightly colored, lightweight and smooth edged buzz makes music fun for early learners. Offering a truly authentic experience of a proper mouthpiece, the buzz has a range of 6 notes through its move-able slide. The slide positions are outlined by color, note name and also slide positions 1 - 6 so that children can learn in many ways, from traditional notation or the Chroma Note color system, to help aid understanding of pitch and varying length. Designed to widen the appeal of plastic instruments, and engage a brand new market the buzz is the latest innovative venture from Warwick Music Group. The Coventry-based team of British brass musicians’ successes to date include the world’s first plastic trombone, pone, which was closely followed by the pone Mini, and the award-winning trumpet. Research has shown that youngsters who have early exposure to musical instruments develop areas of the brain that relate to social, language and reasoning skills, as well as memory. The buzz can also help develop a child’s sensory and fine motor skills, encourage self-expression, stimulate imagination and creativity, build confidence and nurture their natural music talents.
From the Manufacturer
Discover the joy of music in seconds. Learn to play in minutes. Enjoy for a lifetime. More eye-catching than a recorder, lighter than a drum and easier to play than a xylophone - the new brightly colored, lightweight and smooth edged pBuzz makes music fun for early learners!
Research shows that early exposure to musical instruments aids in brain development. The pBuzz can also help develop a child’s sensory and fine motor skills, encourage self-expression, stimulate imagination and creativity, build confidence and nurture their natural music talents.
pBuzz has received the highest accolade at the Primary Teacher Awards - which celebrate products that stimulate a child’s development - by taking the coveted Gold Award.
The brightly colored pBuzz has been specially designed for mini musicians’ little hands – making it easy and fun to hit the right note every time.
The pBuzz mouthpiece is made with BioCote, a market leading antimicrobial technology for ultimate protection against microbes, such as bacteria and mold.
pBuzz has a range of 6 notes through its moveable slide. The slide positions are outlined by color, note name and also slide position from 1 to 6. The color scheme follows the Chroma Notes system.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Easy. Fun. Musical.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
We saw the need for an instrument to help kids bridge the gap between recorders and band instruments.
What makes your product special?
pBuzz is designed to be both as fun as a toy but authentic enough to be a serious introduction to playing a brasswind instrument.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Seeing how much the children enjoy playing the pBuzz.
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In concept, pBuzz is sharp. Quality and colorful plastic construction form the body of this clarinet-looking, trombone-styling cornet. The six notes are played by sliding the bell either away from or toward you using the paper insert as a guide to positioning (see pic). In execution, the pBuzz is flat. The sound lacks clarity or resonance due to the tremendous breath and lip action required to generate any tone given the length of the neck to the bell. The children who tested my pBuzz, struggled to maintain the notes which sounded muddled and muffled. Even the kids in the video on the company website (pBuzz.co.uk) blow their horns more like a vuvuzela than as a tuneful instrument.
The pBuzz is too expensive to be a novelty toy, and it’s too impractical to be a toy instrument. Worse, this frustrating instrument may end up discouraging further musical exploration. If your goal is to expose your young child(ren) to musical instruments, I suggest you check out Bontempi’s line of toy instruments, especially the trumpet. Other excellent instruments include the Lyon xylophone, the Trophy triangle, and even the homely, but delightful, recorder. All are affordably priced, easy to use and produce a clear musical sound.
The pBuzz left me breathless, and not in a good way. Great idea. Poor execution. Dismal results. Two stars.
It did seem odd that there was no song book for it. I looked at a recorder book for very young children and thought (before this arrived) that some of them could be modified.
I was wrong. I thought maybe I was doing it wrong, but the company's own video doesn't show kids making music, just noise. To me, it is purely "toy" not remotely "musical instrument". A very young child might have fun blowing into it (very hard) and sliding the inner piece up and down. But they might not have fun. The mouthpiece vibrates (as you'd expect in creating a sound with a mouthpiece) and kids might not like that feeling on their lips. Most of all, the sound produced isn't very pleasant. A kazoo is easier to play and sounds better.
Worse, it has only six notes --from a very low F and up, in order-- F, G, A, B, B-b and C. I tried to modify some simple three-and-four note songs for it and failed. The one good thing about it (other than being colorful plastic and big) was that it has the notes written on the slider so kids can see them. And there's also an option to use numbers instead, those are written on the opposite side. That's convenient, but unfortunately--since this doesn't make music--it doesn't really matter.
At first, seeing the notes, I thought "Key of F", but...not really. There is no E and no D. Starting on F, starting on G, starting on A.... you still need notes that just aren't here even to play something very simple.
So, kids could blow into it and slide it to see the change in pitch. Maybe there's some amount of coordination and "revelation" for a very young child in making noises like this. But they wouldn't be learning music plus--could the other people stand the noise?
If you want to bring a wind instrument to a child, I'd wait till they're old enough (maybe six or so) and start on the recorder. That's a genuine instrument that isn't too difficult for a beginner and that you can really grow with. A melodica is also fun and produces an appealing sound like a harmonica or saxophone. (Recorders are inexpensive, too. For what the PBuzz does, $30 is pretty expensive).