Posted by Devin on September 25, 2001 at 22:19:04:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Dumb Question posted by Tim Murphy on September 25, 2001 at 15:45:56:
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the system you're referring to is the old MIDI system of notation (as opposed to the newer system where middle c = c4). Since the tuba was invented before the computer (no sarcasm intended), they used the original system where you have octave designation by name (contra, great, small, etc), and the letter names are as such. This makes EEb incorrect, and as stated before is probably a marketing ploy hinting towards a larger bore size.
Again, I could have my head in the sand here, so if I'm wrong, forgive me, and if I've caused more confusion, ignore me. Thanks, and I hope I could help!!