euphonium, German baryton, brass wind instrument with valves, pitched in C or B♭ an octave below the trumpet; it is the leading instrument in the tenor-bass range in military bands. It was invented in 1843 by Sommer of Weimar and derived from the valved bugle (flügelhorn) and cornet.
The baritone horn, or sometimes just called baritone, is a low-pitched brass instrument in the saxhorn family. It is a piston-valve brass instrument with a bore that is mostly conical (like the higher pitched flugelhorn and alto (tenor) horn) but it has a narrower bore compared to the similarly pitched euphonium.
First, the tuba is typically twice the length of the euphonium and it creates a sound that's an octave lower. The tuba also has a larger mouthpiece, but the note fingerings are similar to a B-flat tuba.
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Can tuba players play euphonium?
A tuba player doubling on euphonium is a great idea. I think it is common for low brass musicians to double. Some people choose to focus on one instrument because they have a main goal for their career, they truly love one instrument, or time is limited.
Tuba. This is the grandfather of the brass family. The tuba is the largest and lowest brass instrument and anchors the harmony not only of the brass family but the whole orchestra with its deep rich sound.
Usually, sheet music for brass instruments is written in the same key as the instrument itself. For the euphonium and tuba, however, music is written in the key of C, despite the instruments being in the key of B♭. This is based on orchestral conventions.
It was constructed of wood, brass, or silver and played with a deep-cup mouthpiece made of horn or ivory. The serpent is cited as a forerunner of the euphonium because they have several aspects in common.
The euphonium has an extensive range, comfortably from E2 to about E♭4 for intermediate players (using scientific pitch notation). In professional hands this may extend from B0 to as high as B♭5. The lowest notes obtainable depend on the valve set-up of the instrument.
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Out of all the brass instruments, they can go the quietest. However that does not mean that they are not loud. Euphoniums can also be as loud as a trumpet. They are also the instrument with a sound closest to the human voice.
In America a person who plays the tuba is known as a tubaist or tubist. In the United Kingdom a person who plays the tuba in an orchestra is known simply as a tuba player; in a brass band or military band they are known as a bass player.