35 Trombone Quotes On Success In Life

These trombone quotes will inspire you. The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging trombone quotes, trombone sayings, and trombone proverbs.

Best Trombone Quotes

  1. “In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the ‘epic’ one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices.” ~ Hector Berlioz
  2. “The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free.” ~ Ray Manzarek
  3. “Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.” ~ Richard Wagner
  4. “You blow in this end of the trombone and sound comes out the other end and disrupts the cosmos.” ~ Roswell Rudd
  5. “The trombone is too sacred for frequent use.” ~ Felix Mendelssohn

  6. “My greatest teacher was not a vocal coach, not the work of other singers, but the way Tommy Dorsey breathed and phrased on the trombone.” ~ Frank Sinatra
  7. “The trombone is not meant for romance… any instrument that hawks up it’s own loogie every ten minutes is not meant for wooin’ the ladies.” ~ David Crowe
  8. “The thing that influenced me most was the way Tommy played his trombone. It was my idea to make my voice work in the same way as a trombone or violin-not sounding like them, but “playing” the voice like those instrumentalists.” ~ Frank Sinatra
  9. “The trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments… it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst.” ~ Hector Berlioz
  10. “Never look at the trombones, you’ll just encourage them.” ~ Richard Strauss

  11. “I chose the trombone because the trombone players in the marching band got to be up front with the majorettes (because of the slides) and I loved that!” ~ Quincy Jones , Trombone quotes player
  12. “There are still so many beautiful things to be said in C major.” ~ Sergei Prokofiev
  13. “A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing.” ~ Chris Barber
  14. “Making a movie is the same as an orchestra; it’s moving all the different instruments and the sounds, the kinetic and the auditory and the visual all together. I’m probably the trombone.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
  15. “Play the gayest tunes in your books, play them loud and keep on playing them, and never mind if a bullet goes through a trombone, or even a trombonist, now and then.” ~ Philip Sheridan

  16. “You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it. A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.” ~ Toots Thielemans
  17. “I have been told I’ve got a darkish personality. A few times.” Takahashi swings his trombone case from his right shoulder to his left. Then he says, “It’s not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There’s shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort. I don’t think you have a particularly dark character.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  18. “The jazz trombone is a magical experience particularly to hear and listen too.” ~ John Jensen
  19. “Every time I talk about this, I say: when the singer is singing, he must be respected, you must be able to hear what he’s saying. You can’t put a trombone and a drum up there, and a microphone on the drum, microphones on everybody. You can’t hear what he’s saying.” ~ Compay Segundo
  20. “I used to play drums when I was a kid, play the trombone.” ~ Dolph Lundgren

  21. “The Violins waltzed. The Cellos and Basses provided accompaniment. The Violas mourned their fate, while the Concertmaster showed off. The Flutes did bird imitations…repeatedly, and the reed instruments had the good taste to admire my jacket. The Trumpets held a parade in honor of our great nation, while the French Horns waxed nostalgic about something or other. The Trombones had too much to drink. The Percussion beat the band, and the Tuba stayed home playing cards with his landlady, the Harp, taking sips of warm milk a blue little cup. “But the Composer is still dead.” ~ Daniel Handler
  22. “I more or less think that the trombone was chosen for me. I first selected a violin, which I didn’t do too well with, and, ironically, the only thing left was the trombone. My next choice was a saxophone, but they didn’t have any; so I think that the Creator had a lot to do with what I did…Because things just happened, you know, and I had no control over it. And I ended up with my instrument that I play now.” ~ Curtis Fuller
  23. “Musicians in my day had nicknames. My name was “Satchel Mouth,” like a doctor’s satchel. When I went to England this fellow was strictly English, and he was editor of the newspaper there. He shook my hand after I got off the train and said, “Hello, Satchmo.” So right away my trombone player said, “Mmm, the man thinks you have mo’ mouth than Satchel Mouth.” So I was stuck with it, and it turned out all right.” ~ Louis Armstrong
  24. “Come with uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones…you are invited!” ~ Anthony Burgess
  25. “When I started out, all I did was play my trombone.” ~ Ray Conniff

  26. “My first instrument was actually the trombone, but that didn’t last long. Soon I was playing guitar in bands from the time I was 11 or 12.” ~ Dave Grohl
  27. “Louis Armstrong changed all the brass players around, but after Bird, all of the instruments had to change – drums, piano, bass, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, everything.” ~ Cootie Williams
  28. “I never felt like that in my life. I didn’t know human beings played these instruments. I heard them in Chicago and Louisville and St. Louis all my life, you know? But I didn’t know human beings played them, you know? So the next day I went to Coontz Junior High School and I started on sousaphone, tuba, B-flat baritone, E-flat alto, French horn, trombone.” ~ Quincy Jones
  29. “I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and Tommy Young was blowing trombone and Louis [Armstrong] was singing a tune and it was just Satchmo and you could hear it resounding through the dance hall and people were dancing. It was a highlight.” ~ Gordon Lightfoot
  30. “I certainly hear the Trombones Unlimited version of “Daydream” in a lot of elevators.” ~ John Sebastian

  31. “The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverflamed, and there by the door the timps rolling through my guts and out again crunched like candy thunder. Oh, it was wonder of wonders. And then, a bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal, or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now, came the violin solo above all the other strings, and those strings were like a cage of silk around my bed. Then flute and oboe bored, like worms of like platinum, into the thick thick toffee gold and silver. I was in such bliss, my brothers.” ~ Anthony Burgess
  32. “Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere – the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.” ~ Terry Eagleton
  33. “Trombone virtuoso and innovative composer, Papo combines the best of jazz and Latin music to create a genre that is unique and wild. He’s redefined Latin jazz!” ~ Michael Brecker

  34. “One interesting thing – I play bass and guitar and stuff like that. I know those instruments really well. But I don’t know how to play clarinet or trombone or any of these other instruments. I don’t actually know how to play ukulele even though I’ve played it a lot in the past. Because of the weird tuning it’s not exactly like a guitar. That’s one of the reasons I like that instrument – it makes for surprises. It’s not so predictable as the bass or the guitar is for me.” ~ Jherek Bischoff
  35. “My Dad played the trombone and I think my Mom played the piano for about two years. It is very self-driven. They pushed me to do piano lessons, but they were never forceful about anything. They never pushed me to sing or anything, it was something that I did myself.” ~ Thomston

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