The name TROMBONE comes from an old English name, "sackbut," derived from two French words meaning "pull-push.” This perfectly describes how the instrument is played; the right hand pulls and pushes the slide to change pitch by making the tubing longer and shorter. The trombone was actually the first brass instrument to be perfected in the early 1400's and was a favorite instrument in early church service music. The early valveless trumpets and horns could not easily play the hymn melodies and lead the congregation in the singing of hymns. The tubing of the most common tenor version measures about nine feet long when unwound, plus the length of the slide in its seven positions.
These are paper patterns for applique, embroidery, or other art projects. Each pattern purchased contains three regular, instructional pages (8.5 x 11 inches) plus one over-sized pattern page (16 x 16 inches) for the making of one block that will finish 15 x 15 inches square.