The "Trombone" is a musical instrument in the brass family that uses a telescoping slide mechanism that varies the length of the instrument to change the pitch.
The articles provided here are:
- Trombone - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the instrument.
Types of Trombone - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the different types of the instrument.
- Wikihow - How to play the Trombone.
- Digital Trombone - The site about Trombone playing - one of the "oldest sites on the internet about trombone playing" - offering many articles, lessons and music for basics and different styles of playing
- Identifying Vintage CONN and Pan American Brass Instruments (This has links to much other useful information)
- How to Care for your instrument when supplies are hard to come by
(a set of WWII publications produced in 1942 by CONN)
Also look at:
Proper Care of Your Conn Instrument from a 1958 CONN brochure.
Lubricating the Trombone Slide - a Youtube video for beginning students.
- Trombone Slide Positions - some charts and hints.
- Arban's Famous Method for Slide and Valve Trombone - an archived copy of a classic book for playing the trombone.
Section Index for Arban's book. (Select Section of the above Manual to view PDF copy)
- Trombone: A Player's Guide - A one hour+ Youtube video by the United States Army Field Band covering the topics: Introduction, (02:25) History of the Trombone, (07:09) Tools of the Art, (18:11) Assembly and Maintenance, (24:24) Breathing and Buzzing Basics, (32:30) The Warm-Up, (39:33) Basic Articulation, (44:11) Advanced Articulation, (48:25) Slide Technique, (52:48) Tuning, (58:45) Style and Versatility, (1:06:25) Conclusion; in a series of "chapters".
More information can be found at the site: www.armyfieldband.com
- Trombone Lessons on Youtube:
Trombone Lesson 1: Assembly, Disassembly, & How to Hold
Trombone Lesson 2: First Sounds
Trombone Lesson 3: Learning the Slide
Trombone Lesson 4: B-flat & F
Trombone Lesson 5: Tonguing
Trombone Lesson 6: Tonguing & Sliding
Trombone Lesson 7: First Five Notes (F, E-flat, D, C, B-flat)
First Five Notes (Another presentation)