I started on the comeback trail last December after nearly 30 yrs away from the trumpet. I bought a new horn,got some excersise material, bought an etude book, and was up to a 1 hour practice regiment. I was also plaing twice a week at church. Well, when summer got here, things changed. The band at church takes summers off, and then I was working 2 part time jobs-one was watching 3 kids for 11 hours a day, plus I'm working with a 26 year old Autistic boy who also has cerebral palsy. Needless to say, at the end of the day, the last thing on my mind was practicing. So, for the last month, I;m back to playing at church, and practice has resumed here. Now I'm only working part time, so I cant afford any online lessons, which I feel I could probably benefit from. Are there any instruction books that any of you could suggest that could help me? I'm happy with my tone, for the most part, but my range is probably not my strong point. Before my "summer break", I did manage to hit "F" above high C, but now its a struggle to hit C above the staff. I'm not looking for any magic potion that will have me playing like Maynard in a month- I just want to increase my range. I just want a good, reliable method to use so I know I'm doing things right. Pops McLaughlin? Keith Fiala? Please, I welcome and appreciate all of your input!!