My wife picked up a used trumpet at Goodwill last month, and I thought I'd give it a go. Never really played an instrument ('cept banjo by ear). And I don't know anything about musical theory. I was told that a C on a piano would be the right starting place for me to toot my first note. Only I simply could not produce that note with all the buttons open. I could only produce something 1 or 2 notes down. Well, I started just pretending that was C, and learned the C scale (except it was a note or two off). All the little songs I play reading music that way sounds right...but it's still not a C I'm starting with. I don't know a thing about music and am trying to pick all this up...but what am I missing? Thanks from a rookie.