I have been playing an Alto and Soprano Sax for about a year.
Just got an old Trumpet from Ebay,
An 'E.K. Blessing' from Elkhart In.
It had a split down what I think is called the leadpipe. Just after the part where the mouthpiece attaches.
I patched it with clear packing tape and it seems to be holding the compression.
I got a few sounds out of the horn, that I would call C, D, E, F, and G, when I am blowing at a moderate rate.
When I try to increase the volume by blowing a little (Faster/Harder), the C, and D, sound pretty good, but when I press the 1 and 2 valves for the E, the sound doesn't change, the sound (F) will sound but not great, going from the 1/2 to the 1. then when I open all valves the sound just is destroyed, unless I apply a lot of air.
Do I still have compression problems in the valves?
Is it just me with my lack of experience?
Is this common to beginners?
PS: I am having a blast trying to make sounds with this horn.