Trombone


Things to Consider in Choosing to Play the Trombone

 

Below are some factors one should consider when choosing the trombone.  While it is not mandatory that a student wishing to play the trombone possess each characteristic listed, the chance for success will be greatly increased if a number of these factors are present.


Stature is adequate to handle the size of the instrument and reach the lower slide positions.

Lips are medium to thick. Thin lips are often better suited for the smaller mouthpiece of the trumpet or french horn.

Student is immediately able to produce a clear “buzz” on the mouthpiece.

Generally, braces are not a hindrance in forming a correct embouchure.

Dependability and sense of responsibility are strong.


Recommended Brands of Trombones: 

Yamaha

Bach

Jupiter

Conn

Holton

Liberty

Selmer

 

 Required Accessories:

Soft Cleaning Cloth

Slide Oil

Tuning Slide Grease

Mouthpiece Brush

Cleaning Snake





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