Since I started playing trumpet, my main concern was about getting the range right - now I got it - that double C is comfortably enough and scratcing up to a sixth above it. The next step (fingerings) is probably easier...but is also open to different and diverging choices. It seems a paradox but having only 3 keys all of a sudden seems to be more of an issue than an advantage....maybe because my main instrument is the saxophone. I can play simple tunes by checking the fingering chart but that's very limiting...now is the time to find a proper way. Here are a few points I'm considering: -Going up the range is probably the safest bet as the overtones are all crammed close to one another so it's all about ear and mouth rather than fingerings - Am I right? -Someone mentioned about thinking in intervals rather than scales...how does this concept related to trumpet playing? -Are there any hidden patterns in the way certain notes/intervals are related in conjunction with fingerings? -Is it possible to play the normal range without using the 3rd valve?