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The trombone, a member of the brass family, is a lip-reed aerophone, meaning that sound is produced when the vibrating lips of the player cause the air column inside the instrument to vibrate. In most cases, the trombone has a telescopic slide which allows the trombonist to vary the length of the tube in order to change pitches. The exception to the slide is the valve trombone, which uses three valves similar to those on a trumpet.



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