Posted by Chuck(G) on April 14, 2002 at 16:40:08:
In Reply to: BB-Flat and C...what?! posted by M. Johnson on April 14, 2002 at 12:58:19:
It sometimes can get to be pretty confusing. A lot of the etude and method books are prominently labeled "for BBb tuba" or "for BBb bass" and contain non-transposed music.
Every rare once in a while, you'll get handed some Dutch band music labeled "Bb Bass". Look out! This stuff is notated in bass clef and IS transposed. It'll sound mighty weird if you try playing it without transposing. The part you want is labeled "C Bass" or some such thing.