Hello to everyone! First off, I know that this topic must have been discussed a kazillion times before, maybe even more than the "Chicken or the egg" topic. I apologise, and I will understand if I'll get deleted or redirected. Here's the issue. I've been playing the trumpet for over 11 years now, and no I don't know how to read music. I've always played by ear. This has always been a big issue for me, a big obstacle I've never been able to surpass. I know it's all about goodwill and being willing to study a bit. But my question isn't about this. My question is, since I want to take trumpet playing seriously, wouldn't it be easier for me to buy a trumpet in C and learn to read just like any other music player? Wouldn't it be easier???? Can I still play jazz music with a trumpet in C? Thanks y'all for your patience.