Asked in Tuba
How did tuba get its name?
The Ancient Roman name for a long, straight brass instrument was "Tuba" and when the modern Tuba was invented around 1835 it was given the name by the inventor. See the first related link below for a brief history of the Tuba and the instruments that lead up to it. See the second related link below for drawings of Roman instruments. ...
Asked in Classical Music, Composers, Richard Wagner, Tuba
When did Richard Wagner learn the Wagner tuba?
The problem with this question is that Richard Wagner doesn't have the Wagner Tuba history itself. We have to see both histories. In 1853, he visited Paris were he visited the shop of Adolph Sax inventor of the Saxphone. It was then that he got the inspiration and invented the Wagner Tuba. The thing is that his invention don't mean he did in fact learn to play it. Nowhere in history says he did play that instrument. He wanted a more...
Asked in Instrument Buying and Selling, Tuba
The Roman tuba is very different from the modern tuba What is the main difference between the two?
The modern tuba is bent and the Roman tuba is a straight brass tube.