Where does the sousaphone come from?


When standing, you hang the tuba around your neck with a strap.

The tuba is a wind instrument. It is very similar to the trumpet. Both have a similar mouthpiece and are brass instruments. To play, you have to squeeze your lips together with the right force and blow with the right force. This is how the different tones are created. In addition, the tuba has three to six valves. This lengthens or shortens the windpipe in the instrument, which also leads to a change in pitch.

The name comes from Latin and simply means "tube". If there are several, one speaks of tubes or tubas. Anyone who plays the tuba is a tuba player. The tuba belongs to every brass orchestra, but it can also be found in a symphony orchestra. It can be heard in a wide variety of styles of music.

Tubes were already used by the Romans. At that time, however, they did not have any valves. Today's tubes have only been around since 1835. Today they are made from a thin sheet of brass.

There are different types of tubes. They differ in the length of the tube. The longest is the double bass tuba. It sounds the deepest of all brass instruments. When sitting, place the tuba on your thighs. Smaller tuba players or those with larger instruments place them on the chair surface between the legs.

Brass orchestras often march to their music. Here you mostly need the sousaphone, i.e. suusafon. It's a special type of tuba. The instrument "wraps" around the tuba player's upper body. The huge bell jar looks ahead. A sousaphone weighs about ten kilograms.

  • When sitting, the tuba is supported on the thighs or on the surface of the chair.

  • A small wind orchestra, on the right the tuba

  • The funnel of the sousaphone protrudes over the head of its player.

There are also other search results for "Tuba" from Blinde Kuh and Ask Finn.

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