Hand -- Make a "gun" with the left hand. Index finger should
rest over the top of the trombone. Thumb should rest over
the brace of the bell. The other fingers should grasp the
first brace of the slide. Support the entire weight
of the trombone with the left hand.
Hand -- Hold the bottom of the brace of the slide with two fingers
and a thumb. The third and fourth fingers should rest gently
on the underside of the slide. Make sure
that the palm faces in.
be held out slightly away from the body.
will probably have a slight downward angle.
bacteria can live in the gunk inside a horn and cause illness!
section (inner and outer) should be cleaned with dishwasher
soap, lukewarm water not hot, and a snake. This
can be done carefully in a bathtub, shower, or with a garden
The interior tuning
slides can be cleaned with Brasso. (NOT
THE LACQUERED PART)
section can be cleaned like the slide
snake can be used on the smaller tubing.)
The mouthpiece can
also be cleaned
with soap and lukewarm water
using a mouthpiece
should be done
The Texas School Music Project is a source for ideas
and information concerning pedagogical practices in the music classroom
or rehearsal hall.
The TSMP is a service provided to all music specialists by the faculty
of the School of Music at Stephen
F. Austin State University.