The trombone has a rich and diverse history. The instrument has long been associated with jazz and classical music. In fact, a composer attributed the part’s diversity to trombone player Frank Rehak, who appeared in the premiere of John Cage’s Concert. Rehak had studied the trombone with classical pianists and cellists, and he played in many of the world’s greatest bands.
The trombone has a unique articulation that is not typically associated with woodwinds. In Cage’s Solo for Sliding Trombone, the instrument uses specific articulation to create its glissandi. In this part, the flutter tongue is the most prominent indication, although it’s not used in the pedal register.
The repertoire on this CD contains 10 big band tunes composed by Goodwin. The accompaniment of the rest of the band is excellent, and every tune has solo opportunities. Andy Martin, who is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished and facile trombonists in Los Angeles, sets a high standard for jazz trombone. The CD contains transcriptions of each tune, including chord changes.
In addition to its wide range, the bass trombone can reach the low B natural. In addition, the trigger of the trombone is useful for a variety of purposes. The instrument can be tuned in E, C, and F keys. In addition to its wide range, the tuba can also be tuned in D, G, and B.
The trombone has become more accessible and versatile over the years. It has been used by musicians all over the world. The instrument has changed significantly over the last sixty years. In fact, many composers have added to the range of the instrument. Some players use the instrument without a bell.
There are also some traditional pieces that are easy to play. The famous Kalinka, a Russian folk song, was used in the popular Tetris video game and has become known as the “Tetris Theme.” The unofficial Scottish anthem “Scotland the Brave” is a fun trombone solo that is moderately easy. Another traditional Spanish tune, “Cucaracha”, is easy to play.
The trombone is often used in chamber music, but it can also be used for solos. Many composers have written pieces that feature solos on the trombone, and some of them are a part of classical music. In the past, the trombone has been used in many orchestras.