The family of Trombones
The trombone of today comes generally in five ranges: soprano, alto,tenor, bass and contrabass. Special order instruments, such as the piccoloand the sopranino trombone, are known, though their use is generally relegated to trombone bands. The soprano trombone is often referred toas a slide trumpet, but there are internal differences between the twoinstruments.
Trombones belong to the brass family.