Posted by SG on January 29, 2001 at 08:44:26:
In Reply to: Transition fro BBb to CC posted by RC on January 29, 2001 at 03:20:11:
I took a all ar nothing approch. A CC tuba was the first I've owned so when I bought it I was so happy not to play on my schools beat up tubas. I just took it into band the first day and well....played. I practiced more than normal at night and within oh two weeks I was proffiecent at playing (at least the fingering the intonation took longer.) I think if you go half way (ie playing on at home and on at school) it will take longer, but you will have a rough time that first week of band if you play your CC. The hardest thing was, I played BBb for years and on ocations when I wouldn't be thinking I'd find my self using the BBb fingering.
P.S.- If you have an upcoming audition however stick with the BBb :)