Differences between similar instruments

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This is a slide show talking to teachers and students looking to buy new instruments. It explains that there can be many differences between similar instruments. It explains that the choices you make will affect your skill level.

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Differences between similar instruments

  1. 1. By: Brian Cormier Similar Instruments in Different Styles
  2. 2. Tuba Comparisons: • Style • Valve Type • Pitch • Material • Color
  3. 3. • Concert • Contra • Sousaphone • Helicon Tuba Styles
  4. 4. The Concert Tuba • Concert Band (Bell on top) • Silver or bronze/brass • keys of Bb, C, Eb, or F • 3+ valves (rotor or piston)
  5. 5. The Contra • Marching Band (Bell to the front) • Silver or bronze/brass • key of Bb (Concert Pitch) • 3-4 Piston Valves • Some convert to concert form
  6. 6. The Sousaphone • Marching Band (Bell to the front) • Silver, brass, or white/fiberglass • key of Bb(concert Pitch) • 3 Piston Valves
  7. 7. The Helicon • Marching Band (Bell to the side) • Silver or bronze/brass • key of Bb (concert pitch) • 3 Piston Valves • Bell to the side
  8. 8. Valve Styles 1. Rotor valves • “French Horn” valves 2. Piston Valves • “trumpet” valves
  9. 9. # of Valves • 3+ valves per horn
  10. 10. Tuba Pitches • Aid in Range
  11. 11. Summary The right choice of horn can make a huge difference in skill level, so be sure to take into consideration style, valve type, pitch, material and color among other things
  12. 12. Attributions Concert tuba: By Shoesbox (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons File:CERVENY WIENER TUBA (Musica Model).jpg- Wikipedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CERVENY_WIENER_TUBA_(M usica_Model).jpg Sousaphone: Lucy Liu Sousaphone … |Flickr Photo Sharing! http://www.flickr.com/photos/leafvert/4020898445/
  13. 13. Attributions cont. Helicon: By Matthias Bramboeck (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons File:Helikon-Stowasser-Graz.jpg- Wikipedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Helikon-Stowasser-Graz.jpg Piston: By PJ, background cropped by EWikist (File:Trumpet 1.jpg) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Trumpet_1.png- Wikipedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATrumpet_1.png

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