Is there a general term to describe the concepts referred by "fingering", "(slide) position", perhaps other such words, that describe the specific manipulations of an instrument to produce pitches? And if yes, what is that word?
More generally, how does one describe the underlying concept? My phrase "manipulations to produce pitches" seems inelegant at best, if not outright baffling in its intended meaning.
This question was prompted by trying to think up a tag synonym for "fingering" that would apply to instruments like trombone. Currently (as of 11 Feb 2021), there is a tag called fingering-and-positions available, but not proposed as a synonym.