The trombone is a member of the Brass family of musical instruments.
The trombone is made from Brass and is a cylindrical tube bent into an elongated S shape.
It is special because it uses a slide to move between notes and to play chromatically
Trombone players produce their sound by buzzing and blowing air into their mouthpiece with their uniquely shaped lip position called The Embouchure.
To change from low to high notes and vice versa, brass players tighten and loosen their lips to change the intensity of the lips vibrations.
Brass players also rely on an increased breath capacity to blow the huge amounts of air required to produce a sound on the trombone.
Age of the trombone
The oldest surviving trombone was made in 1551. Very few early trombone mouthpieces survived to today.
Trombones are made from brass. Brass is easy to work with and resistant to corrosion.
Who plays the trombone?
A person who plays the trombone is called a trombonist or trombone player.
The trombone originates from an instrument called The Sackbutt
Trombone players are mostly famous in the closed circle of the music industry, but here are some names you might have heard of! Glenn Miller (1904-1944) and Trombone Shorty from New Orleans.
Trombone in the orchestra
It was not until the late 18th century that the trombone became an official part of the orchestra.It’s often the trombone’s role in the orchestra to count many many bars rest! We often say “hours of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror”!
Renting a trombone from Presto Instruments is very easy! The expense of purchasing your own instrument can be quite daunting which is why renting a trombone from us can give you the chance to try it out without the commitment of purchasing your own instrument.
Once you complete the rental process, your trombone will be delivered direct to your door. Our beautifully presented, quality instruments are checked over and professionally cleaned so that you can begin your journey of learning the flute with complete confidence.
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Here are some videos that will help you get ready before your first trombone lesson.
Ed Sheeran trombone loop
Assembling your trombone
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