How to Play the Tuba
How to Play the Euphonium
Tube thickness and pitch
Although there are thin and thick-tubed euphoniums, tube thickness does not affect the instrument's pitch. Mouthpieces, however, differ based on the tube thickness and they affect the pitch.
Also, most thick-tubed euphoniums have four pistons, but if they have three pistons, part of the tonal range in the lower register (when you use 1+3 or 1+2+3 fingerings) tends to sound sharp. Yamaha's YEP-321 and other models have thin tubes but four pistons, so they produce correct pitch.
Musical Instrument Guide:Tuba Contents
How to Play
How the Instrument is Made
Choosing an Instrument
- A Massive Tuba from 100 Years Ago
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- The Cinbasso-Popular in Italian Opera
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- Famous Musical Pieces for the Tuba (Bass)
- The Compensating System for the Euphonium
- There are Various Mutes for the Tuba
- Ease of Playing Pedal Tones
- Why Are Tubas So Expensive?
- Do Jazz Musicians Play the Tuba?
- Brass Band Songs Featuring the Tuba
- An Instrument in the Key of B♭, Yet the Music is Written in C