Re: Re: sizes of tubas

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Posted by marc on October 21, 1999 at 22:44:13:

In Reply to: Re: sizes of tubas posted by Scott on October 21, 1999 at 19:53:08:

A C trumpet is about 4ft long at 440hz.
A high C tuba is about 8ft long at 440hz.
A 4/4 CC tuba is about 16ft long at 440hz.

A Bb trumpet is about 4.5ft.
A Bb baritone is about 9ft.
A 4/4 BBb tuba is about 18ft.

I see a pattern. Can I infer that a 5/4 CC is roughly 32ft long?! And a 6/4 CC 64ft?! I don't think so. Good question, what exactly do 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, and 6/4 refer to?

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