Chapter 5: The Slide
- Go over the slide positions until you feel you know them fairly well.
- Listen to the audio below. Listen and play along. Do it two or three times for practice.
- Next we are going to focus on timing how you move the slide with your air and tongue.
- Listen and play along to the audio clip below.
Is your trombone making a "gurgling" sound when you play? You probably need to empty your water. Find out how by clicking the sign on the left!
To earn your fourth Gem of Mastery:
The following audio clip asks you to play a series of five notes. These five notes are shown below with the name of the note on top and their slide position underneath. Move your slide quickly from position to position. Use your tongue to give each note a crisp beginning by saying "too". If you can play this series of notes so that they sound similar to the audio, you will have mastered this skill!