False Tones on a 3-valve tuba

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Posted by Too embarrassed to say on June 18, 1999 at 09:33:33:

I need to know if there is a way to play from low E to pedal Bb below the staff with a three valve tuba. Without the fourth valve, I seem to be missing those notes. I can play down to low F and then skip to pedal Bb easily, but I wonder if there are false fingerings I could possibly use. By the way, I am playing on a Yamaha YBB-104 (sorry, it's all I've got to work with). Thanks for your help and please don't laugh to hard at my (in)ability and equipment.

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