Twa F-tubas, frae c.1900 (left) an 2004 (richt)
soondit bi lip movement)
Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht|
an Johann Moritz
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. Tuba is Laitin for trumpet or horn. 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. 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.