Trombone: A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet kind, thought by some to be the ancient sackbut, consisting of a tube in three parts, bent twice upon itself and ending in a bell. The middle part, bent double, slips into the outer parts, as in a telescope, so that by change of the vibrating length any tone within the compass of the instrument (which may be bass or tenor or alto or even, in rare instances, soprano) is commanded. It is the only member of the family of wind instruments whose scale, both diatonic and chromatic, is complete without the aid of keys or pistons, and which can slide from note to note as smoothly as the human voice or a violin. Softly blown, it has a rich and mellow sound, which becomes harsh and blatant when the tones are forced; used with discretion, its effect is often solemn and majestic. Excerpts from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, (c) 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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Online Trombone Journal
Journal in the field of trombone performance and pedagogy. Articles and reviews, a directory of trombonists, classified ads, and other resources for trombone players and teachers.
Alto Trombone Home Page
From trombonist and faculty member Robert Kehle at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. Alto trombone, including position charts for alto trombones pitched in E-flat and F.
Site dedicated to trombonists past and present and the art of playing.
Trombone History
Researched by trombonist Karl Backstrom in Sweden, this is a history of all different types of trombones.
Trombone Lecture
Description of the trombone with illustrations, slide position chart, and discussion of the F valve from Professor David Grasmick's brass fundamentals class at California State Polytechnic University in Pamona.
Trombone Page of the World
More than 4000 trombonists listed on this site with links - e-mail, phone, biography, university, orchestra, jazz clubs, Dutch Musicians, jazz labels, and bass trombonist René Laanen.
Trombone-L List
This is the original listserv from Eric W. Nicklas at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri for discussing anything and everything related to the trombone. Includes details about subscriptions and searching the archives.

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