Sound of silence as brass meets rock

A unique pInstruments Interactive Learning Zone using Warwick Music Group’s informal learning materials ‘Brass Tabs’ for pBone and pTrumpet hyTech is being featured on their stand at NAMM 2020.

The silent play zone will enable trombone and trumpet players of all abilities to play “Brass Tabs” with great contemporary pop, R & B and rock videos using a Yamaha Silent Brass rig, specially put together by Warwick Music Group for their NAMM trade stand.

The informal notation mixes technology and Brass Tabs allowing all players to join in with their favourite tunes in the original keys without having to worry about tricky key signatures or unfamiliar written notes.

Warwick Music Group’s Brass Tabs were developed in partnership with Little Kids Rock and their Modern Band Method – and the hugely innovative Music Educator Melissa Rutkelis of The School District of Chicago.

Said Chris Fower, Director of Creativity and Innovation at Warwick Music Group: “We are thrilled with this system.

“With more than 40 songs in our program, Brass Tabs allows early engagement with easy horn parts and the opportunity to interact more creatively, producing your own horn lines.

“This is a great partnership for both technology and Brass Tabs – the players will be able to hear themselves, each other and the video tracks. We have also designed the rig so that up to two people can listen in as well to hear how it sounds.”

Visitors can drop in at any time on Warwick Music Group’s stand (Booth #9133) to have a go – with demonstrations happening twice daily at 11am and 2pm throughout the show.