As a relatively new player (7 months now), my primary goal, other than tone, endurance, technique, yadda yadda yadda is getting to the C just above the staff. Not double-high C, not FFF, etc. Just up to C above the staff. Why is that so important to me? Because it opens up a wealth of music that i am most interested in playing. I am a very dedicated, yet recreational player, and at 46, although happy to put in the time i need to build my chops, i want some efficiency in getting to this this range so i can fully enjoy this new hobby of mine.... Where am I now?? Well after 7 months i can play the entire range of the trumpet up to E (top space in staff) and can squeak out an F if the planets align correctly. So, the question is... Any suggestions on methods, tips, etc to get to my goal safely and efficiently?