[Trombone-l] What is it? Soprano Trombone or Slide Trumpet?

Raymond Horton horton.raymond at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 15:41:25 CST 2020


Thanks for posting, Jim!  I've read about both of those for years, never
heard or saw!

Raymond Horton
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 10:20 AM Jim Preston via Trombone-l <
trombone-l at trombonelist.org> wrote:

> There is a slide trumpet that is different from what we know as a
> trombone. Here are links to videos of different types of slide trumpets.
> My personal preference is to refer to these types of instruments as
> slide trumpets, and the ones shaped like a trombone as soprano trombone.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlFxCAdX6-o
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZFDhFBFHck
>
> Jim Preston
>
> On 3/20/2020 6:18 PM, Jon Studer via Trombone-l wrote:
> > I recently acquired at JP Rath Bb soprano trombone from DFMusic Inc dot
> com. (Yes, it’s Chinese made, but I’m ok with that as my use is limited.)
> >
> > I bought this as a novelty, with no current intentions of playing it
> anywhere but home. Once life gets back to normal, I thought it might be
> funny to bring it to my jazz band practice, and when we start warming up
> together, I’ll pull it out instead of my bass and see what reactions I get.
> >
> > Now, to the subject of this email. As I search around the internet to
> learn more, I see some sites calling it a slide trumpet and others calling
> it a soprano trombone. Some call it a trumpet because it’s pitched the same
> as a trumpet. Others call it a trombone because of the slide. Some use both
> names together to improve their internet searchability.
> >
> > Curious what others think? Is it a slide trumpet or a soprano trombone.
> Any other commentary is appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jon
> >
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