Posted by Shane on February 27, 2003 at 10:28:21:
In Reply to: BBb vs. CC for music major posted by Stefan on February 27, 2003 at 06:41:45:
I switched to CC tuba for college, at the insistence of my HS private lessons instructor. Now I am a band director...playing BBb tuba again. For all practical non-professional applications, the BBb tuba makes more sense. You won't find CC tubas in high school situations, unless they are in the hands of very capable players. And if you know trumpet fingerings, then you know CC tuba fingerings...No need to switch just to "learn" them.
I am glad I had CC experience, but I don't think it was necessary at all.