Trombone

The trombone (German: Posaune, Spanish: trombón) is a musical instrument in the brass family. Like all brass instruments, sound is produced when the player’s vibrating lips (embouchure) cause the air column inside the instrument to vibrate. Nearly all trombones have a telescoping slide mechanism that varies the length of the instrument to change the pitch. Instead of a slide, the valve trombone has three valves like those on a trumpet.

The word trombone derives from Italian tromba (trumpet) and -one (a suffix meaning "large"), so the name means "large trumpet". The trombone has a predominantly cylindrical bore like its valved counterpart the baritone horn and in contrast to its conical valved counterparts, the euphonium and the orchestral horn. The most frequently encountered trombones are the tenor trombone and bass trombone, while the E♭ alto trombone became less common as tenor technique extended the upper range of that instrument, but is now enjoying a resurgence as the importance of its lighter sonority in many classical and early romantic works is appreciated. The most common variant, the tenor, is pitched in B♭, an octave below the B♭ trumpet and an octave above the B♭ tuba. Trombone music, along with music for euphonium and tuba, is typically written in concert pitch, although exceptions do occur, notably in almost all brass band music where tenor trombone is presented as a B♭ transposing instrument.

A person who plays the trombone is called a trombonist or trombone player.

Read more about Trombone:  Construction, Types, Technique, Didactics, Manufacturers

Other articles related to "trombone, trombones":

Song Of The New World - Personnel
... Jones trumpet (tracks 1, 2 4) Garnett Brown trombone (tracks 1, 2 4) Dick Griffin trombone, baritone trombone (tracks 1, 2 4) Willie Ruff french horn (tracks 1 ...
Mark Nightingale
... He began on trombone at age nine, and played in the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in his teens ... He performed at the 1989 International Trombone Workshop with a trombone quintet called Bonestructure following this he was asked to return to play at workshops in Germany in 1992, in the U.S ... He has also composed for trombone published works include 20 Jazz Etudes (1995) and Multiplicity (1996) ...
List Of Compositions By Eric Ewazen - Chamber Music - Brass - Trombone
... Dagon II Nine tracks of Bass Trombone, (1980) Can be performed with tenor and bass trombones Concertino for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir, (1996) Fantasia and Double Fugue for Trombone Choir, (1997 ...
Trombone - Manufacturers
... Trombones in slide and valve configuration have been made by a vast array of musical instrument manufacturers ... the 20th century, leading manufacturers of trombones included F.E ...
List Of Compositions By Eugène Bozza - Chamber - Trombone
... Ballade for Trombone and Piano (1944) Allegro et finale for Bass Trombone (or Double Bass or Tuba or Bass Saxhorn) and Piano (1953) Prélude et allegro ...