So, I think I'm going to go on the field this year with a Drum Corps, after 20 years (the mini-corps I play with is a stage corps). The last few days I've been playing on a G-bugle (yep, some senior corps still use them instead of the more common Bb). I've had a heck of time finding my pitch on the valved bugle...I grew up playing them, but it doesn't seem that I have that frame of reference anymore. To me it seems that many of the pitches are so close together that you really have to attack a note to hit the right one! Also, where in the scale the pitches are closest is weird... Anyone have any advice or similar experience?