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What Does the F Trigger Do on a Trombone 3?

FAQs Jackson Bowman September 13, 2022

Some trombones have a trigger or “F” attachment. When you press the trombone trigger, the instrument lengthens 5 semitones (corresponds to the 6th position). The instrument produces a low F in 1st position instead of a Bb when you pull the trigger (or valve).

What does an F trigger do on a trombone?

The F suffix on the trombone has two main purposes: It provides alternative slide positions for some notes. It offers a few lower notes. (It can also allow certain trills, but this is an advanced usage).

What does an F trigger do?

In general, a trombone’s F-trigger has three uses. First, it lowers the pitch of a tenor trombone a perfect fourth. This gives you access to an expanded spectrum that includes false tones and pedal tones. It also adds new options for positions like middle C in the 1st position instead of the 4th.

How do you hold F trigger in trombone?

Whats an F attachment?

How do you use F attachment?

Is an F attachment trombone a bass trombone?

A bass trombone – only with F attachment. There are also single-valve bass trombones with a built-in F attachment (the Yamaha model in YBL-421G). The tubing length of a bass trombone with only an F embouchure is the same as that of a tenor bass, and both instruments can play the same range.

How heavy is a trombone?

The trombone weighs approximately 1.3 to 2.8 kilos (3.0 to 6.1 lb). Your left arm weighs about 4 to 5 kg (9 to 11 lb) and you hold both up at the same time. All the time when you play. Of course, you can hold the trombone and left arm in a playing position, with your muscles constantly tensed.

Why is a trombone called a trombone?

The word “trombone” derives from the Italian tromba (trumpet) and -one (a suffix for “big”), so the name means “big trumpet”.

Whats a trigger trombone?

The trombone is in B flat major. Typically, bass trombones and many large bore tenor trombones have a trigger to bring the instrument into the key of F (the key down a perfect fourth).

What does F sound like on trombone?

How high can a trombone play?

RANGE: The trombone has a normal chromatic range from E2 below bass clef to B4 above middle C. Experienced performers can extend the upper range, often to F5 (or higher).

How much does a trombone with an F attachment weigh?

A typical professional F-bell tenor trombone model weighs about 4 pounds, 10 ounces. Bass trombones or instruments with heavy bells can weigh over 5 pounds.

References:

  1. http://www.islandtrombone.com/TromboneValve.pdf
  2. https://trilltrombone.com/learn/how-to-use-a-trombone-f-trigger/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu9fALekykY
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVA6mVG716c
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6v3bGIl9UA
  6. https://www.yamaha.com/en/musical_instrument_guide/trombone/trivia/trivia012.html
  7. https://www.ergobrass.com/trombone/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombone
  9. https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/3676-trigger
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmJMhAduh7w
  11. https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/3699-trombone
  12. https://trombonetools.com/holding-the-trombone/

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