My bugle student kid came today for his very first brass instrument lesson. He came with his binder of boy scout bugle calls that he needs to learn for his merit badge. He's also already been put on the troop books as "official bugler". Mom tells me she wants her son to start playing the calls right away. I told her they were too hard. She says, well, just pick the easiest one. They're all hard. Well, just pick the slowest one. It's not speed- it's the notes. All of the calls go up to G. He's not going to play a high G this week. Oh well, I hope mom isn't too disappointed that her son isn't learning bugle calls yet. I got him playing middle c, g, and treble c. Oh- and the slide is stuck way out. The kid was super flat.