Re: Re: Dumb Question

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Posted by Jim Andrada on September 25, 2001 at 18:08:45:

In Reply to: Re: Dumb Question posted by Chuck on September 25, 2001 at 12:19:57:

I always get a headache trying to remember the various octave nomenclatures, but as I recall it, the octaves were known as small, great and contra, in descending order, and the octave was defined as from C to the next higher B

By this definition I think the tuba we know as CC would actually be a C, the French tuba in C would be a (small) c, and the BBb would be a (are you ready?) BBb

So the series would be:

BBBb (Like the 7' tall Harvard monster tuba that I played many many many years ago), BBb, C, Eb, F, Bb (most euphonia), c (French C tuba), eb (alto horn) etc etc etc

Anyone have a good "definitive" reference?

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