Just the same two notes over and over? I guess that's what I would do if I had a tuba.
Did Brutus buy or is he renting that tuba?
For Whom the Bell Tolls is better, in my opinion. The Great Gatsby is meh. I'd recommend something else. I would also choose the rambling magnum opus that is East of Eden than The Grapes of Wrath. But Dr. Seuss is good, too. A book is a book and don't let anyone tell you what you're reading is garbage or "doesn't count".