I've never played a transposing instrument until now as I am trying to learn the trumpet. I have 'absolute pitch,' so it's very difficult for me to play written music in the correct key. Basically, I've taught myself the fingerings in concert pitch, and I don't know if I could actually teach myself the fingerings in the transposed pitch (up a whole step). Has anyone here every heard of someone overcoming this obstacle? I am considering learning to read alto clef, which is essentially the same thing as reading a step higher, but the accidentals would be a whole other issue...surely someone here has had an experience or known someone with this problem? Thanks!