Learn how to play When Mom Isn’t Home on trombone!
Based off DJ Timmy Trumpet’s 2014 hit “Freaks”, this video featuring the strange combo of a trombone notes 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 “When Mom Isn’t Home”
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.