Posted by jlb on November 16, 1999 at 17:53:05:
In Reply to: Key of Tubas posted by not telling on November 16, 1999 at 17:17:54:
There are four common tubas: BBb, CC, EEb, F, in ascending order of fundamental pitch. Euphonium and Baritone are Bb instruments with a fundamental pitch one octave above the fundamental of the BBb Contrabass Tuba. There are numerous exceptions, most notable the c tuba which has been commonly used in France. It has a fundamental pitch of c, one whole tone above the Euph and Baritone.
Having said that, the nomenclature breaks down into different countries traditions and languages regarding what each instrument is called.
After that, we sometimes get into rash statements and name calling.
Let's not go there with that.