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.
Digital downloads of each pattern purchased consist of seven pages (8.5 x 11 inches), including four pages which when trimmed and taped together make the full-size (15 inches square) pattern master for doing the applique or embroidery method of your choosing. The download is in Adobe PDF format and you will need the free Adobe Reader software to print the pages.