I'm teaching a 12 year old to play bugle so he can earn the boy scout merit badge. He didn't practice for the first few weeks, but we cancelled lessons, so not too bad. Still, he continues to practice about 5-10 minutes a few times a week. That's not enough to gain some chops. In order to pass off this merit badge, he needs to learn a bunch of bugle calls. The highest note is G above the staff. The kid can only sorta get up to treble c. Are there any tricks to get him to squeak by and get those high Gs? It doesn't have to sound good. I don't want to be teaching him for a year. I think next lesson I'll lend him my practice mute. Part of his practicing issue is that his dad sleeps during the day.