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Trombone

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A trombone is in the brass family and its Italian name means "big trumpet." A user plays a trombone by pressing their lips to it and making the air inside it vibrate. When it does, they can slide the slider up and down, lengthening or shortening the trombone to change the sound's pitch. From the 16th century, when trombones started being used, to the 18th century, the instrument was called a "sackbut."

  1. 1. What does "trombone" mean in Italian?
    1. a. Loud trumpet
    2. b. Big trumpet
    3. c. Shiny trumpet
  2. 2. What does the air inside a trumpet do?
    1. a. Rush out
    2. b. Smell
    3. c. Vibrate
  3. 3. How does a trombone player change the instrument's pitch?
    1. a. The slider
    2. b. The mouthpiece
    3. c. The buttons