Tuning Slide
Tuning-Slide
Description:
The Tuning Slide allows the player to alter the length of the trumpet tube. Adjusting the length of the tube allows the player to slightly lower or raise the overall pitch of the instrument. Pressing down on each of the valves directs the air through a small length of extra tube. This has the effect of lengthening the whole trumpet, which lowers the pitch of the note being played.