Posted by Adam Crowe on June 18, 1999 at 15:57:49:
In Reply to: False Tones on a 3-valve tuba posted by Too embarrassed to say on June 18, 1999 at 09:33:33:
Back in the days of my playing a Conn 12-J, I discovered low Eb could be played open, then chromatically down is the same as the descending valve combinations.
Bb=13 or open
Practice your scales downward to get these notes in your ear and get used to the "weird" fingerings--then start saving to buy a 4-valve horn! Best of luck!