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Tom Francombe

A tuba player who has represented Great Britain in the National Youth Orchestra, performing all over the country and even playing at the BBC Proms.

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One of the most popular brass instruments, characterised by a long slide rather than valves.

The Trombone is without doubt one of the most distinctive brass instruments. It features a long ‘slide’ that acts to alter the length of tubing that air must be blown through, thus changing the pitch. These versatile instruments can be found in jazz ensembles, concert bands, brass bands and orchestras. The tenor trombone is by far the most popular variant however alto and bass configurations are also available.

The trombone is a relatively accessible instrument to learn to play with student models such as the JP031 Bb tenor trombone starting at £155. Professional models such as the Conn 88H Bb+F Tenor Trombone can cost up to £2,500. Common manufacturers of  the Trombone include Bach, Conn, Yamaha, Courtois, Rath and JP.

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