I've been playing Baroque music a lot lately and listening to a number of piccolo recordings from Maurice Andre, Haken Hardenberger and Wynton Marsalis and absolutely love the sound of a piccolo. I've recently been thinking about getting one. (Something like a Getzen 940 probably.) I've read a couple comments online from people saying they bought a piccolo and found it too difficult to sold it. At least one person said a piccolo is only for a professional. I'm wondering if this is true? Is it not just another horn (with a higher starting range)? I'd love to hear any experiences with the piccolo from other comeback / amateur players. My understanding is that the narrow bore makes the instrument more restrictive than a Bb. So, does it feel kind of like playing a Bb above C in the staff with a practice mute?