Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
Keep both cork and felts on pistons out of the water. Felts as become wet (or soaked with oil) compress and then you'll not be able to slot on tones and makes for miserable sounding music. On most instruments you'll also find felt pads outside the piston either around the cap or beneath the key and these are essential also.
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