Soprano Trombone

Soprano Trombone Soprano Trombone Range

The Soprano Trombone is a curious little instrument.  It is pitched at the exact same range as a standard B-flat Trumpet and one octave above the Tenor Trombone, and therefore is often called a “Slide Trumpet.”  In fact, it is trumpet players, rather than trombonists, who will be playing this instrument.  It uses a standard trumpet mouthpiece, and aside from the technique of the slide over valves, the sound is almost indistinguishable from that of the trumpet.  As such, unless glissandi are needed, it might be better to use a trumpet in its place as it is far more common and intonation will be more secure.  Continue reading “Soprano Trombone”