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The Wonderful Trombone: I'm Not Just Blowing My Own Horn On This One

Updated on June 16, 2015

Yes I too play the trombone

Starting in 5th grade to be exact is when I started. I had two friends that both played the trombone and thought I could too. It was not as easy as it looked. Than again no instrument is. Some you can learn in a day but will take a lifetime to master. Others you are always learning how to play. It seams that no matter how long I play any one instrument there is something new just waiting to slide in.

I also know that there are a few things that come up as you are learning that you don't expect. With the slide trombone there are only 7 positions. If you too much further you will be holding one instrument in two hands. Definitely not how its designed for you to play.

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Blow Your Own Horn

To Blow your own horn: This is where you boast about your abilities and achievements.

A little bit of the Glenn Miller Story to help inspire me.

Glenn Miller helped to inspire me with his playing. That is why he gets top billing on this page. There are not a whole lot of words to be said. But if you listen to his music you will walk away with more than my words could ever say.

The Trailer

The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story

Well here is another one that I first owned on VHS. It wasn't so much about the story as the music within. And the instrument its based on.


Playing musical instoments - I play more than one but The Trombome is my favorite.

What kind of instroment (s) would you like to play?

The basics of a Trombone

Types of Trombones.

It is interesting how when I started playing the trombone there was only one kind. That was the basic slide trombone. Then When I got into High School there were the valve trombones. They had one or two extra "levers". Then came college and I found out about a Trigger Trombone. On this one I am thinking who crossed a trombone and a trumpet to come up with this one. But when the gentleman let me try it the sound was the same. Brain on overload.

There are different kinds of Trombones - Here are just a few to look into

The first song I ever played

The first song I ever played
The first song I ever played

The words to the Donkey Song

Sweetly sings the donkey
At the break of day
If you do not feed him
This is what he'll say
"Hee Haw, Hee Haw,
Hee Haw, Hee Haw!"

Trombone Ninja
Trombone Ninja

Another Use for the Trombone

Public Speaking Class?

Yes I was able to use my trombone in a public speaking class. We had to do a 3 - 5 minute speech on "How To..." So since my trombone needed cleaning and gotten ready for rehearsal that evening a public cleaning was a no brainier.

It was fun walking into class carrying the case and having everyone look at me. You sort of had the impression they were all a bit worried.

I was able to open up to the class so to speak. Bringing out the different parts of the trombone and explaining the steps of how and why to keep your instruments clean. Not to brag But I did get an A on this presentation.

While doing this process I assembled the trombone and at the end offered to play for the class. For some reason the professor said my time was up. I don't know why...

Pictures speack louder than words - I admit this is not me but it is a good lesson on cleaning your trombone

A little something on Amazon to hep you keep your Trombone clean.

A Home use for your Trombone - When the alarm clock just won't do it

This is my trombone
This is my trombone

Its amazing how fast the kids will get out of bed moments before dad starts playing for them.

And look the bed is now empty.

Look here's a tie that I would like to add to my collection. I have been looking for a trombone tie and yet have not found one local to me.

I am not trying to be a pain in the Brass - But please leave a comment.

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    • Demaw profile image

      Demaw 4 years ago

      New Orleans still has many well known trombone players and still has a tradition honoring them. One is Trombone Shorty who tours internationally.

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I like it, my brother played the trombone and I played the bassoon

    • Fcuk Hub profile image

      Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

      Trombone is in deed wonderful instrument :)