Music Appreciation: The Trombone

tromboneThe trombone 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. Special variants like the valve trombone and superbone have three valves like those on the trumpet.

Famous trombone pieces:

“Getting Sentimental Over You,” by George Bassman & Ned Washington
“Just a Closer Walk,” by Don Gillis
“Sonata for Trombone,” by Paul Hindemith
“Requiem,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Blue Bells of Scotland,” by Arthur Pryor

Frozen – Let it Go – Trombone Quartet – Excellent

STS Professors Choir

Okay my peeps, I hope you have enjoyed this and have a new appreciation for the trombone. I know I do. I’m blown away by the smoothness, the rich tones, and the amazing Christopher Bill.


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