For the examples in this article, pitches are defined as middle C = C4.)
Trombones Big and Small
Trombones come in many sizes. The B-flat tenor trombone comes with or without a trigger (F attachment). Bass trombones use triggers and paddles (an additional lever or trigger) or both. The contrabass trombone is larger and plays lower still.
The Electric Guitar: From Big Band To Rock And Roll
Compared to its acoustic cousin, the electric guitar has a very short history. In modern times, electric guitars are most often associated with genres such as rock and roll, blues rock, and jazz. However, this instrument has its origins in the big band music of the 1930s and 1940s.
The bugle is a small brass instrument that is basically a natural horn, because it has no valves or keys. One might wonder how the pitch is altered without any keys or valves; the pitch can be altered by controlling the air that the musician is blowing into the horn through closed lips. Blowing through closed lips is what creates the vibrations that make the sound.