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How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby TheTuba » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:29 pm

Ok, just want to clarify some stuff


so, imagine your regular staff, et.cetra

BBb mode turned on

the Bb in the staff is a Bb right?

Ok, so does the Bb on a CC tuba stay in the same place or does it move to another place than the 2nd bar line?

I know the note itself changes, just want to know if it moves anywhere in the staff lines.

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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:42 pm

Nothing changes except the fingerings. For a CC tuba, Bb is now a 1st valve note
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby TheTuba » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:57 pm

so relating to my post about the Arban's, It will play exactly the same?

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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby Doc » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:01 pm

It's not like Bb trumpet music, and it's not like British brass band music. A printed Bb always sounds as a Bb regardless of the key of your tuba.

The notes and associated pitches are always the same. A Bb always sounds like a Bb. On BBb tuba, you play it open. On CC, you play it 1st valve. CC tuba is a whole step higher, so you simply finger everything a whole step lower.

Thinking of Eb and F tuba as finger everything a fourth or fifth lower can be difficult. It might be best to learn those tubas like you'd learn a new instrument.
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:10 pm

TheTuba wrote:so relating to my post about the Arban's, It will play exactly the same?

Thank you for the fast reply!
-Raghul



Yes it will sound the same if you use CC tuba fingerings on a CC tuba reading bass Clef music, which is always concert pitch (well, some instruments sound an octave lower than written pitch)

There no reason you can't play a CC Arban on BBb Tuba, but the music was written with a instrument in mind where concert Bb is an open note. The book is very Bb centered
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby bloke » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:14 am

There's a youtube video that explains all of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmK7W5RhLQ
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby The Big Ben » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 pm

Blow in one end, sound comes out other end. Change tones by mashing buttons.

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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby pauvog1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:46 pm

The printed music does not change for different keyed tubas. You use a different set of fingerings for each key of tuba.
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby Ltrain » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:02 pm

I will also add that I have a later edition of Arban’s that is very centered on “C”. I don’t know the version history of the book but I do know mine was edited with an emphasis on CC tuba.
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:21 pm

And before this thread heads that way: No, you do not need a CC tuba.
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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby TheTuba » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:41 pm

lol, when I have a miraphone BBb, you are right I don't need one!

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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby Three Valves » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:04 pm

bloke wrote:There's a youtube video that explains all of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmK7W5RhLQ


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Re: How do CC(or any other type other than BBb) work

Postby bloke » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:32 pm

Three Valves wrote:
bloke wrote:There's a youtube video that explains all of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmK7W5RhLQ


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yeah...the teenybopper movie he made sporting a toupée
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