About the Instrument:

    Ever since it’s appearance in the 15th century,(it was called a sackbut then, and was smaller than the current instrument), Trombone has played an important part in many different types of music. The name comes from Italian meaning “large trumpet”. Because of the slide, the Trombone is unique in the way it can literally slide from one note to the next. It covers more styles than just about any other instrument, from the most somber classical pieces to the most raucous Dixieland. A deeper, lower sound than many other instruments, whether in Orchestra or Jazz, the Trombone is a well established part of the band.


Purchase Price: $500-2,200.00

Rental Price: $20/month

How Loud Is It?: 85dbl.

Difficulty Level: 5

Can the Sound be Muted?: Yes

Weight: 4.5 lbs.

Additional costs, What else you’ll need:

Slide Oil, Instrument Stand, Mutes  

Scholarship Opportunities: Yes

Performing Opportunities:

Orchestra, Jazz Groups, Dixieland Bands,

Latin Music, Swing Bands, Military Bands, Marching Bands, Ska Music.


Related Instruments: Bass Trombone, Valve Trombone, Tuba

Pros: Less expensive instrument, easier to play than trumpet.

Cons: Need to make sure your arms  reach 7th position on the slide.

Why play the Trombone? Click on the movie below.

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