Posted by GaryS on August 20, 1999 at 12:10:30:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Tuba for my son... posted by Daryl on August 20, 1999 at 00:56:22:
Not to over beat a dead horse, but it is my understanding that the major reason that CC tubas are "orchestra" tubas and BB are "band" tubas is because the key signatures found in most orchestral works would be somewhat more complex on a BB and visa versa for CC on band compositions. A good player can handle it either way, but it's just a bit easier. Note: I prefaced this with major reason. I know there are the subtile differences in tone quality, etc., but these, as noted by others, can be compensated for by the player.