Long Description: Trilling the Trombone in Swing Jazz, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles, royalty free sounds, music for video and production music
A rapid alternation between two pitches - either a tone or a semitone apart. The example shows a minor trill (semitone) followed by a major trill (whole tone), indicated by accidentals over the note. If these are not given, players will choose a trill type based on musical context. Wavy lines to indicate the duration of a trill are optional. Trills are executed with the lip, and are more effective higher up the harmonic series, where the distance between notes is smaller.
Find the pitch on your instrument where it trills easily and the valve or slide position best to do this then work up and down the altissimo trills are best.
I was asked by a proffesor of brass to teach him how to trill so he could teach his students. I answered
"You send me your students and give me your fee?"
The offer still stands so far no takers.
This is the best example of a trill on the trombone should be in every music college. Louis Armstrong taught me