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How Does a Trombone Work?

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How Does a Trombone Work?
Print How Does a Trombone Work? Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print How Does a Trombone Work? Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.49

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    clef, embouchure, trombonists, wavelength, in-between, military, pitches, generally, frequently, trombone, caption, bands, works, musical, vibration, press


How Does a Trombone Work?
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Caption: 1. tuning slide 2. mouthpiece 3. bell 4. water key 5. main slide
6. second slide brace 7. first slide brace 8. slide lock ring


 
2     How does a trombone work? With no keys to press, what makes it play different notes? How does a trombone player get the notes just right?
 
3     More than anything else, the sounds produced by a trombone depend on the ears of the trombone player. A trombone player, more so than most other musical instrument players, needs to have a good ear for music to make his playing sound good.
 
4     Here is how it works.
 
5     A trombone player begins to play a note by buzzing his lips on the mouthpiece of the trombone. This sets up a vibrating air column in the body of the trombone. Vibrations of different wavelengths produce different sounds, or different musical notes.

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