I fully concur with all advice about practice (smart practice) being the most helpful. I will add that I grew to like the "W" Bach rims when I was in marching band and drum corps. I still use an 11EW for lead work, mostly out of the familiarity of the feel of that fat rim. The cup has nearly an identical profile to my Schilke 12B4, but I find it vastly more comfortable for extended high register work. There is a 3CW, I have no experience with it and can offer no advice as to whether it might be of help.