John Packer Tubas
Being a Tuba player himself, Tom has many years experience and a wealth of knowledge about all things Tuba.
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The largest and lowest pitched of all brass instruments, often called a bass within brass bands.
The Tuba or Bass can frequently be found in concert bands, brass bands and orchestras and play at the lowest register. Having first appeared in the mid 19th-century, they are one of the newer brass instruments having replaced the Ophicleide. Different configurations of Tuba are popular across the world however within the UK most models feature 3 or 4 piston valves and a large upwards pointing bell. Due to their large size, younger players will often start on smaller size models such as the JP077 and JP078.
A guide to buying your first Tuba
In the UK tubas are generally pitched in either Ebor Bband are used in wind bands, orchestra and Brass Bands. Both Tubas and Basses (as they are called in Brass Bands) are basically the same shape as each other with the larger one being the Bb.
Tom's advice on the best Tuba Mutes on the market
As a tuba player myself, knowing that I will be playing incredibly loud at times, and without wanting to disturb family, neighbours and pets, a tuba mute is a very important piece of kit for me.
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