Posted by Dale on August 24, 1999 at 11:50:29:
In Reply to: Double tubas posted by JRTapes on August 23, 1999 at 14:44:39:
Well, I met Fred Young this summer at the Humboldt
Brass Chamber Music Workshop, and he schlepped his
big double tuba (pitched in BBflat and E) all the way
to California from Pennsy! It was a monster,
I asked him if the state of Pennsylvania required hime
to have a boiler operator's license to play the thing!
I did not ask him to let me play it, although my teacher (TC)
did. I suppose y'all could ask him if you are curious,
but though the idea of only pushing one button for any given
note might be appealing to some folks, I personally do not think
ANY such implementation can be done without introducing more
problems than solutions.
Regards to all,