Posted by Tony Clements on November 16, 1999 at 22:05:28:
In Reply to: What tuba pitch?!? posted by Jesse-Horacio on November 16, 1999 at 21:39:05:
PLEASE NOTE: OPINIONS ONLY PLEASE LEAVE THE FLAME THROWERS IN THE 'STAND BY' MODE!
The most serious tubists play CC mostly. The F tuba (in America) is a specialized instrument that has serious limitations for MOST applications. One does NOT need a compensating system, but only with 5 valves can you get all of the notes required to play ALL of the repertoire. Pistons slur more smoothly, rotors are faster. Please be advised that you ask GOOD and very involved questions. My response is, at best, an oversimplification.