The sousaphone is a type of tuba , Designed so that it fits around the body of
the tubist and is supported by the left shoulder, the sousaphone may be
readily played while being carried.The sousaphone is a valved brass instrument
with the same tube length and musical range as other tubas. It’s shape is such
that the bell is above the tubist’s head and projecting forward. The valves
are situated directly in front of the musician slightly above the waist. The
bell is normally detachable from the instrument body to facilitate
transportation and storage. It is manufactured from sheet brass, usually
yellow or silver, with silver, lacquer, and gold plating options, much like
many brass instruments.It is in the key of Bb, and the instrument’s part is
usually read in “concert pitch”,
- Case included : YES
- Mouthpiece Included : YES
- Plays in key of : BB
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