Hey so I have been learning trumpet for the last year, self taught and it's been a bit on and off due to moving around and work commitments and stuff. So recently I have been asked to play trumpet for a friends band and he sent me some recordings but whenever I try to put something to them it sounds flat. I've tried tuning my Trumpet to a tuner and I'm playing as close as I can. Could it be my trumpet that's the problem? It's and Amati Kraslice ATR201 any ideas for a newbie. I'm planning on getting a few taught lessons sometime soon, it's just a matter of time and money at the moment. Cheers guys, any help/tips is greatly appreciated, Jimbo.