Posted by T. J. on February 10, 1999 at 22:52:37:
In Reply to: Re: Manic practice syndrome posted by Fei Huang on February 10, 1999 at 20:19:43:
If I am not mistaken, a tuba should have in the neighborhood of twenty-five feet of air space above it for it to fully resonate. There is something about the way the sound waves come out of the bell that is affected by this. . .
This is just something that I have heard, I'm not sure how reliable it is, but it seems to hold true. . .
Sometimes when you have a low ceiling it helps to tilt the horn some to give more open space directly after the bell. . .
I think that this principal combined with small practice rooms can sometimes contribute to problems in sound and intonation that many of us seem to experience when all of our practice time comes in those tiny rooms.
--T. J. Ricer