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Two F tubas.jpg
Twa F-tubas, frae c.1900 (left) an 2004 (richt)
Bress instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification423.232
(Valved aerophone
soondit bi lip movement)
Inventor(s)Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht
an Johann Moritz
Playin range
Tuba range.svg
Relatit instruments

The tuba is the lairgest an lawest-pitched brass instrument. Soond is produced bi vibratin or "buzzin" the lips intae a lairge cupped moothpiece. It is ane o the maist recent addeetions tae the modren symphony orchestra, first appearin in the mid-19t century, when it lairgely replaced the ophicleide.[1] Tuba is Laitin for trumpet or horn.[2] The horn referred tae would maist likely resemble what is kent as a baroque trumpet.

A person who plays the tuba is kent as a tubaist or tubist.[3] In the Unitit Kinrick a person who plays the tuba in an orchestra is kent simply as a tuba player; in a brass band or militar band thay are kent as a bass player.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Forsyth, Cecil (1982). Orchestration. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc. pp. 530. ISBN 0-486-24383-4.
  2. "Tuba". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 26 Mey 2012.
  3. "Tuba". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 26 Mey 2012.