Hello Michael. I thought you could answer this fairly well, as it's just a small question... In concert band I was given the Tuba part to the 1812 overture. The problem is that there are some notes way below the staff, so low I need a 7 string to reach them! I'm faced with a dilemma. Learn and transpose the parts up and octave on the fly, or re-write the music for my range. What do you suggest?