Hey all, I just had my first trumpet lesson about 4 days ago (which means I have been playing the trumpet for a whopping 5 or so days). I am not a comeback player or never even played during school, although I am a sax player. Anyways, been having a great time and working my ass off with the trumpet, and I am very dedicated to getting to a decent/good level with it. Found a very good teacher, been working with some books, but a few problems I have had. 1. I have noticed, after doing long tones for a while, and now it is becoming more apparent that while playing I can hear my lips buzzing, it sounds an octave lower than whatever note I am playing. I have decided that this buzzing thing is bad, and have been stopping playing songs/ideas altogether to try and get rid of this. As in I have just been doing longtones of the good kind, although after a while a few of those octave-down-buzzes still slip in. What causes this, is it bad embouchure, or just my undeveloped muscles wimping out? 2. My range right, and by range I mean notes I can pick up and hit without having to work my way up or down, seems to be from low A to Bb (dead center of staff). I'm going to assume this is a normal range for a beginner? I've been able to hit the C on the staff a few times, but I have a feeling that if I am able to do that right now, I must be doing something wrong so I am trying to work my way up to it. Besides it is still very inconsistent. 3. In relation to the previous question, is that the best way to get better range? Is to work up longtones chromatically? IE practice my ass off at the high (for me) Bb until I can manage a B? Or something else? Thanks guys.