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Trombone Basics: Correct Posture and Holding the Instrument

By Luke Malewicz • February 19, 2021 • 1 min read

As you get more comfortable with your new instrument it's important to start building good habits. One of the first challenges you will encounter (apart from making sound on the trombone) is properly holding it in a way that is not only comfortable but will also give you the best chance of producing a good sound.

In this video I will discuss the proper techniques for holding the trombone as well as the slide. I will also go over proper posture and some of the most common mistakes beginners make when bringing up the instrument to playing position. I encourage you to not only watch the video but also take a video of yourself (if possible) to compare your own posture. As you practice more your muscles will strengthen and holding the instrument for longer periods of time will become easier and easier. I hope that you enjoy this video and use it to create good habits.


Trombone Basics - Correct posture and holding the instrument