Posted by Sean Chisham on February 08, 1999 at 16:43:27:
In Reply to: Re: CC Tuba Confusion posted by Fei Huang on February 08, 1999 at 16:27:18:
There are several rumors I have heard floating around for a while which are confusing me. I, and most people I know, plays CC tuba's because that happens to be the pitch that most of the better quality instruments are pitched in. Everyone I know also picked their particular brand of tuba based on what they, personally, felt was best for them after trying several.
Where did people get these rumors of picking CC's over BBb's based on valve combinations for a particular key? Also where did people get the idea that some college professors require their students to play certain tubas? I am yet to run into someone who would deny lessons to anyone based on what brand of horn they used.
When it comes time to win a gig, the committee will be observing you and how you sound more than which particular tuba you are holding.