Hi I looked through different online lessons for trumpet... I can buzz my lips with no problem... just breath out and put lips closer together and BZZZZZ. The thing I dont get is the 'valves'. valves 000 (3 open) = C? then X0X D XX0 E X00 F 000 G XX0 A 0X0 B 000 C C-G = 5 (where the trumpet breaks) hence both are 'open' and use the mouth shape technique to get G right? How come E and A are also XX0 when theres only a 4 space between the two not 5? The other problem I have is... Pressing those valves are not changing anything I play. It sounds like a fartcann whether I press them or not and there is nothing explaining this part that I can find. Can anyone explain this one? To get a C sound... I just blow... When I go to play D (real C - piano) and press X0X what else am I meant to do to get that D? and then from D-E, I press XX0 but what else do I do? I get a tone change with X0X but the scale goes C and then when I press the X0X sound goes deeper rather than higher? and when I go to E-F-G they all sound like the initial C (no tone change)... what else is involved with the valve + ?