The Active Trombone Straight Mute – Sounds

This page contains the sounds used in the third section of the article :

Ai?? The Active Trombone Straight Mute Ai??

This article is about the effects of the straight mute on the playability of the trombone, particularly on some of the pedal notes of the instruments, which are the lower notes playable on a trombone. Pedal notes are used in musical pieces, such as Iannis Xenakis’ « Keren », Marco Stroppa’s « From Needle’s Eye » or Hector Berlioz’s « La Symphonie Fantastique » and his « Requiem ».

Fig.4 : Musical sequence played on a trombone with a normal straight mute. Here is the score of the played sequence :
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Bb1 and A1 present difficulties.

Fig.13 : Musical sequence played on a trombone with an active mute, phi = pi and G = 2. The sequence is the same as for Fig.4 (see previous score).

Bb1 and A1 can now be played.

Fig.14 : A1 played two times on a trombone without and with control, with phi = pi and G = 2. A1 is here on a score :
A1

Fig.17 : C2 played two times on a trombone with and without control, with phi = pi/2 and G = 0.7. C2 is here on a score :
C2

Fig.18 : A1 played on a trombone with and without control, with phi = pi/2 and G = 0.7. A1 is at the same place as for Fig.14.