Guys, I feel I'm risking to be flamed or banned on this forum but I dare ask you a few silly (for most of you) questions. I got couple of trumpets off eBay, I have patience, I've played woodwinds for 3 years now and I'd like to take up trumpet. I can already buzz the MP and I can get more or less consistent middle C. I see no problems with pressing various combinations of three buttons and getting up to next upper "open" partial which is G. How do I play that 'G'? I'm sure there is a bunch of methods getting it out, including 11 incorrect and 1 correct. So what is the "ideal way" of blowing that open G? When I had problems with the clarion register B on the clarinet my instructor told me: 'You analize too much - just blow and see if you can get it! Many people just don't know, they simply do'. It worked out at some point Another question is what range should I stay with in the beginning? Should I restrict myself to one octave chromatic scale first (when I nail down all notes above G) and become really good at it? I know many will advise me to find a teacher and I agree but I'm so impatient in my desire to demistify what now looks like a mistery to me that I decided to post... I'm not sure how strict are moderators in respect to such questions here. I used (and many did and still do) to post such elementary questions on saxontheweb.net forum and people there were always very kind and patient to answer them all. Thanks in advance and sorry if I hurt anyone with my 'how to lace my shoes' question.