OK you guys are gonna laugh but I've been playing a week now, and I can play "twinkle twinkle little star" starting out with C, (no valves down, that one) and it sounds well .... not bad. I was practicing going C-G-octave C by changing my lips or whatever it's called, and my buddy said I should be able to play twinkle etc and I tried, and I can. The blue Rubank book kinda bugs me because I think it kind of starts you out on notes that are kinda high ..... Anyway I guess I'm just jazzed because I can play something. I did enough for today, but I think there's some other stuff I can play tomorrow.