Posted by Tim Murphy on September 25, 2001 at 15:45:56:
In Reply to: Re: Dumb Question posted by Chuck on September 25, 2001 at 12:19:57:
As I have come to understand it, an "EEb" tuba is indeed an Eb tuba, simply a very large one, called EEb as a marketing ploy. Now, based on the way you describe naming the octaves (which is different from what I was taught), a a BBb tuba would be keyed to the Bb on the second line of the bass staff, because the CC octave ranges from the C below the staff to the C on the staff, right? The way I was taught notated middle c as c1, one octave below as c, 2 octaves below as C, etc. This puts the BBb tuba is the right place, however, it makes what we call the CC tuba really tuned to the pitched called C.
Enough of this, my head hurts.
Far more confused than when I started,