How To Play: When Mom Isn’t Home (Trombone and Oven Song)

Learn how to play the viral trombone and oven song with sheet music!

Based off DJ Timmy Trumpet’s 2014 hit “Freaks”, this video featuring the strange combo of a trombone and an oven door became massively popular after going viral on social media – and now you can learn to play the trombone and oven song too!

Originally uploaded as “When Mama isn’t Home”, the video shows a father playing the song on trombone while his son bangs the oven door in time like a kick drum.

How To Play It

Trombone and Oven Song Sheet Music
When Mom Isn’t Home Sheet Music

This song is a great introduction to using alternate positions. Try to follow the slide positions marked above the music to minimize large slide movements. You can practice alternate positions with this exercise: Try playing the middle Fs in 1st position, and then move out to 6th and try to match the pitch exactly. After a while you should be able to play them in tune.

If you are a bass trombonist with independent F and Gb valves you can also experiment with playing the whole first two bars in 1st position, using the Gb valve to play the Dbs in 1st.

Click here to get the sheet music as a printable .PDF file (Bass clef)

Click here to get the sheet music as a printable .PDF file (Treble clef)

Welcome to Trombone Tips!

Hello and welcome to Trombone Tips!

This site will be dedicated to everything trombone; instruments, accessories, practice tips and tricks, resources and more. There will be content for everyone from beginners to professionals, and hopefully something to pique the interest of everyone from the casual hobbyist all the way to the gear nerds.

Please have a browse and be sure to come back often as new content will be added all the time. I hope you enjoy your stay!