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Thread: Anyone have a 6-valve C French Tuba fingering chart?

  1. Anyone have a 6-valve C French Tuba fingering chart?

    I'm not having much luck searching the web for one. If anyone knows where I can find one, I'd certainly appreciate it.

  2. Hello! Here you have:

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    also here if you need some alternate fingers:

    https://simonettitubacollection.com/...uba-6-pistons/

    (Please, ignore the attached file bellow, It is a 6valve F tuba chart)

    Best to you!

    Jose
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 6-valve F tuba chromatic scale.jpg  
    Last edited by joshealejo; 04-22-2018 at 01:35 PM.
    C Courtois 168
    Bb Courtois 169RII
    Bb Courtois 167RII
    Bb B&S 3046
    F B&S 56AFT
    CC B&S 4098
    BBb Meinl Weston 197

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    I see it follows the early Saxhorn pattern where the 3rd valve is 2 whole steps rather than the modern 1-1/2.

    Dennis
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

  4. It is. the OP have not asked for a modern saxhorn finguering, so I just posted the traditional french tuba finguering.
    C Courtois 168
    Bb Courtois 169RII
    Bb Courtois 167RII
    Bb B&S 3046
    F B&S 56AFT
    CC B&S 4098
    BBb Meinl Weston 197

  5. #5
    I find it interesting that the fingering chart doesn't show any use of the 5th valve at all. I don't play that instrument but it intrigues me... where would the 5th valve be used?
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  6. The 5th valve is like a 2nd valve, I use It on my French Tuba the same way as the 6th valve on my F tuba, just to "tune" some notes.

  7. Thank-you! I am trying out a Courtois to see if I want to buy it and this is very helpful.

  8. Do It! I love mine and would never sell It!
    C Courtois 168
    Bb Courtois 169RII
    Bb Courtois 167RII
    Bb B&S 3046
    F B&S 56AFT
    CC B&S 4098
    BBb Meinl Weston 197

  9. #9
    Just wondering, Wessex also produces a "French tuba in C" but altered the 3d valve to modern tuning. Do they provide a fingering chart with their instrument?
    Martin Monné
    • Wessex Festivo, 4-valve compensating (2017)
    • Hirsbrunner HBS 378 Standard, 4-valve compensating (1983)
    • Mahillon Bass Saxhorn, 4-valve (1927)
    • Anton Hüller Tenor Horn, 3-valve (Early 20th Century, HP, wallhanger)


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    Hello Martin, have you considered contacting Wessex directly about fingering charts for their French TC236 and TC236H tubas?

    Guido
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