Like the French horn, trombone players should have good
“musical ears”. The trombone is played like the other brass
instruments (buzzing into a cup-shaped mouthpiece), but uses
a slide instead of valves. The slide is not marked or notched
and players rely on their memory and hearing to tell if they
are in the EXACT proper location. Students with good musical
ears (such as Honor Choir students) should consider Trombone.
* Medium to fuller lips
* Musical ears
* Slight overbite okay, no underbite
Great trombone playing takes good concentration and study. Many quiet academics have excelled at trombone. This is a good instrument choice for students who have participated in piano lessons or honor choir groups.