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Physics of the Trombone Slide

This presentation was recorded at Creston Middle School on April 14, 2012. Craig Parmerlee discusses basic physics concepts (Newton’s first two laws of motion) as they apply to the motion of a trombone slide. Modern carbon fiber materials present an opportunity to improve the performance of the trombone from a physical standpoint.  Mr. Parmerlee shows two different carbon fiber slides and then gives a musical demonstration playing a trombone equipped with a new Spurling carbon slide.