Since getting my first horn, I've been trying to work out what's so obviously different about playing trumpet to other instruments, and the word direct seems to apply the most. From the moment I started getting any sound at all out it, it was apparent. There is nothing between the player and the making of the sound except the trumpet itself. It's very pure, primitive in that aspect but also a very refined sound. For me, this is a very fascinating aspect of brass instrumentation in general. Just wanted to share.