The trombone is a musical instrument from the brass family and it’s made out of copper. The word trombone means large trumpet in Italian. The trumpet and trombone are similar yet different in a variety of ways. Taking care of a trombone is a bit more difficult than the other brass instruments. At Kathryn Brickell Music, we can assist you with your trombone lessons. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
If the slide on your instrument is dented or bent even a little, it is unplayable. The slide is a crucial piece to the instrument. Sound travels from the mouth valve through the slide and shoots out of the horn in a blast like way. You can find trombonists in jazz clubs, orchestras and in musical bands. In order to make a sound when using this instrument, you have to pucker up your lips a bit and blow into the valve, making your lips vibrate. What’s interesting about this instrument is the fact that it has a sliding piece to it. This extra piece allows it the instruments to create pitches ranging from high to low.The name Trombone is derived from an instrument called a sackbut. The sackbut was first documented in the fifteenth century.
It is said to be derived from the Spanish word sacquer which means to draw or pull. Trombones are one of the oldest instruments that are still in use today. In 1498 the Duke of Burgundy had a trombonist play for his wedding. It’s centuries old and yet an effective instrument. The genius who conjured up the obscure looking instrument was named Eric McGavin. There are many different types of trombones but the three most common known are Bass, Tenor and Alto. Trombones are said to be The voice of God. They are indeed loud powerful instruments that can make your bones rattle. If you play a trombone then you’re called a trombonist.