My tips at being a better tromboner.
Playing trombone is possibly the easiest thing on Earth. If you’re looking at this page don’t be ashamed you can’t play the easiest thing in the planet next to Riana, because I’m here to help you blow like a champ! Before you know it you’ll be a champion tromboner, boning like a pro.
First is know the positions. There are seven on a trombone which can be described by how far out they are. Personally my favorite is seventh position because it’s so far out and really long. There’s a special thrill when a song requires you thrust out to seventh quickly, forcing you to pop in and out of the position at exciting rates, until you reach the climax of the piece and can explode all of your sound all over the crowd to pleasure their ears.
Anyway if your new to the instrument my advice would be blow. The trombone is made of around 20 feet of tubing so it’s probably the largest kind of bone you’ll see in your life, and if youre not blowing good and fast and hard enough your not doing the trombone or yourself a favor.
My next piece of advice is instrument matenience. The trombone’s slide is a very important mechanism. The outside part of the slide is a protective layer for the more sensitive and fragile inner part, and it also controls pitch. The trombone slide needs lots of lubricant to keep it moving as fast as possible. You should rub some oil and cream into the inner part of the slide to keep it from getting stiff and hard to move. Remember a slippery slide is more fun to play with!
Also dating comes easier with the trombone. Girls love guys with the courage to walk up and say “Hey, I’m a master at seven positions”. It also makes you a great kisser because of the strong lip muscles you develop. In fact it’s amazing how much a long, cold, piece of steel can attract the ladies.