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The trombone is the only modern orchestral brass instrument that could play all the notes of the chromatic scale from the beginning.
The mouthpiece of a trombone is pretty large and is cup-shaped.
A trombone can also do a glissando, which is where the player goes up to a note or down from a note, playing all the notes in between by just moving the slide.
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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Trombone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The appearance of the valve trombone during the mid-19th century did little to alter the make-up of the trombone section in the orchestra and though it remained popular almost entirely to the exclusion of the slide instrument in countries such as Italy and Bohemia, the valve trombone was ousted from orchestras in Germany and France.
Bore sizes for the slide of the contrabass trombone are typically in the 0.567" to 0.635" range; the most common sizes on contrabass trombones in F are between 0.567" and 0.580" as the larger sizes are usually reserved for the contrabass trombone in low B♭.
Slide trombone valve attachments may be fitted with rotary valves or sometimes with piston or disc valves, which are modern variations on types of valve invented during the 1820s, but discarded at the time in favour of the rotary valve and the Périnet or piston valve.
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 Trombone Family
The valves on a slide trombone are rotary valves.
In contrast, the valves on a tenor valve trombone are piston valves.
The first three are always tenor trombone parts written for instruments without a valve section, and the fourth is most often written for bass trombone, with some alternate notes that don't require a valve section in case the player doesn't have the equipment for the low notes.
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 Trombone Lecture
The trombone is by nature a chromatic instrument and is the only brass instrument whose basic structure has remained the same.
By the close of the fifteenth and all during the sixteenth century the trombone remained a very popular instrument, while the trumpet was restricted to use in royal and military functions.
During the seventeenth century, trombones were used as a family in a quartet: alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, and contrabass trombone.
www.csupomona.edu /~dmgrasmick/mu330/Trombonelecture.html   (275 words)

The trombone is unique in that it was the only brass instrument capable of playing chromatically, that is, by half-steps in a scale, until valves were invented in the 1830's.
The trombone is related to the trumpet due to the similar cylindrical bore of its tubing.
The trombone began to be used in opera to lend dramatic effect to certain scenes, as in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Magic Flute.
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 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Trombone
The trombone's ancestor is the tromba, a long trumpet of the Middle Ages.
Since the trombone was the only brass isntrument of the time that could play any note of the scale, composers gradually found it to be a very useful instrument.
At first, the trombone was played primarily in town concert bands and used in church to accompany singing.
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This is plenty everywhere in the trombone's range, except at the very bottom, in between the fundamental and the second harmonic, which are a whole octave apart.
The trombone may be considered to be "in B flat", since its first position gives a B flat harmonic series, but it is usually a non-transposing instrument with concert-pitch (C) parts.
Trombones have a bright, brassy timbre that is easily heard even outdoors or even in a large ensemble.
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 Trombonist's Corner--History
The trombone is in actuality a family of instruments ranging from the contrabass all the way up to the soprano.
The trombone is an integral part of the modern orchestra, wind symphony, jazz ensemble, and brass band.
The Alto is a Jean Courtois, the small-bore Tenor is a King 2B, the large-bore Tenor is a Bach 42B, and the Bass is a Bach 50B30.
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 Trombone - Music Sage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Trombone parts are typically notated in bass clef; it is also common for trombone music to be written in tenor clef or alto clef.
For clarinet (or violin), cello (or bass clarinet, bassoon or trombone).
A slide trombone is provided which has an attachment that is activated by a single thumb trigger to lower the basic pitch of the trombone by a perfect fifth.This attachment configuration permits the player to play all the chromatic tones between the tenor range and the pedal notes using a standard length slide.
www.musicsage.org /topics/Trombone   (3176 words)

 Trombone - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the enlarged orchestra of the 19th cent., the trombone became increasingly important, being valued for its wide range in pitch and dynamics.
Three trombones are standard in the orchestra, formerly alto, tenor, and bass.
A valved trombone, first produced in Vienna in the 1820s, is frequently used in Latin countries, and by some jazz musicians, but is inferior in tone quality to the slide trombone.
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 Trombone History
Valve trombones have normally kept the basic shape of the slide trombone, though in 'short' models the length is considerably reduced.
Mozart used trombones only in his operas and sacred works; his dramatic use of the instrument is particularly well exemplified by the supper scene of Don Giovanni, and he provided a notorious solo for the instrument in the 'Tuba mirum' of the Requiem (not without precedent in his earlier church music).
Up to the mid-century German tenor trombones usually retained the traditional bore of 11 4 mm, while the bass trombones were proportionately wider and had broadly expanding bells to add to the volume of their tone.
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Illustrations of 17th and 18th century trombone players show differences in the way that the instrument was held, but an engraving circa 1722 shows the player holding the instrument in a similar way to that used today.
In Austria, however, the practice of doubling vocal lines with trombones survived, (and) it was in Austria and Germany, especially in Vienna, that the trombone survived as a church and theater instrument.
Mozart used trombones only in his operas and sacred works; his dramatic use of the instrument is particularly well exemplified by the supper scene of "Don Giovanni," and he provided a notorious solo for the instrument in the Requiem.
www.cnn.com /interactive/career/0104/ny.phil.trombone/content.html   (1164 words)

 Instrumentally Speaking ... Vienna Online Ezine Article
Trombone players must move the slide to an accuracy of perhaps half a centimetre; it can extend out almost a metre from the player and semi-tones are about eight to 12 centimeters apart.
The big bands of the 1930s and the 1940s typically used to have four trombones, and in terms of playing technique, jazz players have developed the trombone more than their classical counterparts, particularly in the use of mutes and exploiting of timbres.
During the 19th century, romantic composers found the trombone to be a versatile instrument capable of expressing a range of emotions.
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 Trombone - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Trombone has one calling in life: to blast louder and more better-er than every other instrument in the ensemble, including the "suck-asses", known to some as "trumpets".
The trombone's deafening "Loud Sonofabitch" (pedal tone) is undefeatable, and there is currently no known way to defend against it, except by dying.
As a trombone, it is absolutely necessary to make at least one sexual innuendo every ten minutes during rehearsal.
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 Duke Ellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carney, who also pioneered circular breathing, was the longest lasting member of the orchestra, joining in 1927 and remaining with the group until his death in 1974 (just several months after Ellington's).
Lawrence Brown brought a buttery, elegant trombone style that conflicted with that of Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, who was the originator of many unique trombone stylings, most notably the plunger mute technique.
Filling out the rhythm section were Ellington's childhood friend Sonny Greer, who stayed with the unit until 1950, and guitarist Fred Guy.
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 trombone - Wiktionary
From Italian trombone, from tromba + augmentative suffix -one.
A musical instrument in the brass family, having a cylindrical bore, and usually a sliding tube (but sometimes piston valves, and rarely both).
Most often refers to the tenor trombone, which is the most common type of trombone and has a fundamental tone of B♭ˌ (contra B♭).
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/trombone   (75 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Instruments: Winds: Brass: Trombone
Trombone Asylum - From Heather Williams (tbonefemme) in Stockton, California this fun and educational site features MIDI sound samples, pictures, discussion forum, links, jokes, and details about slide care and trombone facts.
Trombone History - Researched by trombonist Karl Backstrom in Sweden, this is a history of all different types of trombones.
Trombone Lecture - Description of the trombone with illustrations, slide position chart, and discussion of the F valve from Professor David Grasmick's brass fundamentals class at California State Polytechnic University in Pamona.
www.dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Instruments/Winds/Brass/Trombone   (388 words)

 CNN.com - Career - Jim Markey, trombonist: 'A great career' - April 5, 2001
He teaches promising young trombone players who are only a few years younger than he is. And when he's not practicing or teaching, or putting a new sheen of Trombotine on his trombone slide, he knits -- cable-knit sweaters with complex patterns.
Scales on the trombone are a great way to check intonation, and double-check and triple-check, because we can get into the habit of playing a certain note a little sharp or a little flat.
But references to the trombone -- or its forerunners -- can be found in artwork dating back to the late 15th century.
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The trombone was not used in the orchestra until the 18th century.
It is also commonly referred to as the "slide trombone" or in some jazz slang as the sliphorn.
Seven pitches are possible in each harmonic of the trombone that are reflected in the seven positions of the slide.
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/textt/Trombone.html   (348 words)

They were called sackbuts back then, but they were very like today's trombones.
She pushes and pulls the slide back and forth to change the length of tubing - which changes the pitch.
She can play individual pitches, or gradually change the pitch by buzzing air continuously through the mouthpiece as she moves the trombone slide.
www.playmusic.org /brass/trombone.html   (138 words)

 Trombone Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The original design of the trombone came from an Old English instrument called the sackbut...
trombone history, history of the trombone, trombone tabs, trombone information, trombone pictures.
The HSPVA Trombone Section of 1999 with Joe Alessi...
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 Variations on the Trombone
For the simple trombone, things became anything but simple as innovative shapes and the use of valves became the rage in the 19th century.
Following are examples of some of the many variations of the trombone of the 19th and early 20th century.
Not all the odd variations on the trombone are found in museums and in the history books.
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 Trombone Page of the World
His artistry on both the trombone and the piano is sometimes heard on the same concert, something he does increasingly often.
A trombone graduate of the Mozarteum Faculty of São Paulo, Mr.
Charlie Powell - Trombone and Vocals - Extrovert vocalist and tailgate trombone master, Charlie is a veteran of the English and Australian revivalist jazz movement.
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 Sheet Music Plus - Trombone Sheet Music
Trombone solo book and accompaniment CD for trombone solo.
Trombone solo book (no accompaniment available for this title) for trombone.
Set of performance parts for trombone or baritone (bass clef) and piano.
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/instru.html?id=51310&in=Trombone   (323 words)

 Trombone Videos - Metacafe
One day, I was soooo board that when all of a sudden, my trombone started talking to me! We got to know eachother real good, so I made a video abo...
Trombone became Stanford’s gateway instrument leading him to pl...
Im in the trombone section and me and my friends kid napped the low brass freshmen (its tradition) and i video taped them marching and singing afte...
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