The valve trombone has three to four valves instead of a slide to change the pitch. Its range is the same as the corresponding slide trombone register, but it differs slightly in response and sound, as it is more similar to a large trumpet in terms of its construction and playing style. Inevitably, it also shares the playing speed in all registers and the general valve technique (e.g. chromatic and diatonic trills on almost all notes). There is a short and a long design.