Posted by Joseph Felton on October 05, 1999 at 18:40:49:
In Reply to: 1-2 valve combo intonation problems posted by Mike R on October 05, 1999 at 15:07:48:
Using the third valve in that partial is extremely common on a lot of tubas. I've gotten in the habit of just using the third valve as my standard fingering on any tuba I pick up and tend to use 12 only where the finger pattern or intonation dictate otherwise. Trumpet players always pull their first valve slide in order to correct intonation and I think that most tuba method books simply transpose the trumpet fingering chart. On tuba I think it is a lot simpler just to use the third valve.
Just my humble opinion.. subject to change at my discretion.