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7. F-Attachments

The ‘F’ attachment or ‘plug’ is a rotary
ValveA device consisting of a glass tube from which air is removed, containing one or more electrical contacts operating at high temperature, which as the predecessor of the transistor, was essential to the development of electronics (particularly amplification) and is still favoured in guitar amplification and high-end hi-fi for its warm sound.
valve
triggered by the players left thumb. This gives the trombone access to an additional piece of tubing, which extends the range down to the instrument’s
FundamentalThe frequency of a musical sound that is perceived as being its essential pitch, other (higher) frequencies being harmonics contributing to the character or timbre of the sound.
fundamental
‘pedal’ tone, and also makes it easier to reach 7Th position. Until the 1980s, the type of rotary
ValveA device consisting of a glass tube from which air is removed, containing one or more electrical contacts operating at high temperature, which as the predecessor of the transistor, was essential to the development of electronics (particularly amplification) and is still favoured in guitar amplification and high-end hi-fi for its warm sound.
valve
employed was the same as that found in the French horn, but this created additional resistance in the trombone as the
AIRSome artists and producers believe that AIR - Always In Record - is a valuable technique, because it can capture moments of musical magic that may otherwise go unrecorded. It simply means that the tape or hard drive never stops running during a session.
air
was forced through tight angles when the
ValveA device consisting of a glass tube from which air is removed, containing one or more electrical contacts operating at high temperature, which as the predecessor of the transistor, was essential to the development of electronics (particularly amplification) and is still favoured in guitar amplification and high-end hi-fi for its warm sound.
valve
was engaged. This altered the sound of the instrument, and players weren’t too happy with the added effort required. The solution was the ‘Thayer’
ValveA device consisting of a glass tube from which air is removed, containing one or more electrical contacts operating at high temperature, which as the predecessor of the transistor, was essential to the development of electronics (particularly amplification) and is still favoured in guitar amplification and high-end hi-fi for its warm sound.
valve
, which is found on most modern trombones. This introduces very little extra resistance, and the instrument seems to be more ‘free blowing’ as a result.

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