I blew my first note today after 3 years!!! I was so embarrased at the music store when I was testing out different horns. My articulation was poor, couldn't slur worth a damn, everytime I tongued I would lose my note, and I sounded horrible. I eventually asked if I could go to the bathroom with the horns for more privacy.. They happily agreed lol. The basics soon came back to me though. I ended up getting the calicchio. Doesn't look the best, but it has a beautiful sound, and its very comfortable. Going to pick up an Arbans this weekend if I can get a day off.Everything closes so damn early in hawaii . The goal is to take these next few months and make them eqaul to all the years I spent getting no where.. Then after that to take a turn on skill building. So if anyone has any recommending reading, or Method Books, please give me some feedback =D.