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I don't think there's any reason other than historical chance. Might as well ask why string parts jump from one clef to another (just ask us cellists!). Sometimes it avoids ledger lines, sometimes not; alternatively look at clarinet parts which often go a large number of ledger lines above or below the staff, but never is a different clef used.


I have used a app called Pano Tuner to tune my tuba. It's relatively easy to set up (install the app and launch), however there is one setting I change, which is "Note Order." I change this from the default "Sharp to flat" to "Flat to sharp." To me, it simply makes more sense. (Just an FWI, the settings menu is accessed by a small button on the ...

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