Tuba

March 11, 2016
    • Lowest pitched member of the brass family
    • First appeared in the orchestra in the mid 1800s
    • Predecessors were the ophicleide and serpent (see kids in music history for picture of serpent!)
    • Tubas come in various pitches- F, E-flat, C, and B-flat are most common
    • The B-flat tuba’s longest tube measures over 18 feet!
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