A picture of a trombone

The Trombone

The trombone is from the brass family. As with all brass instruments, sound is produced when the player’s vibrating lips (embouchure) cause the air column inside the instrument to vibrate. Unique from other brass instruments, which have valves,  trombones instead have a slide that varies the length of the instrument to change the pitch. However, many modern trombone models also have a valve attachment which lowers the pitch of the instrument using a left thumb trigger. The most common sizes of trombone are the alto, tenor and bass trombones. The dynamic range of the trombone is one of the largest of any acoustic instrument. It is also the oldest chromatic brass instrument dating back to the 15th century. This versatile instrument is heard in many types of ensembles from orchestras and chamber groups to small and large jazz groups to rock and pop horn sections to reggae and salsa music. 

Videos

How To Open A Trombone Case

 

How To Put A Trombone Together

How To Hold A Trombone

 

Parts Of A Trombone

Breathing For Trombone Players

Trombone Embouchure

The First 5 Notes

How To Lubricate Your Trombone

How To Clean Your Trombone

 

Different Size Trombones

Exercises

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