I just signed up on TrumpetMaster, although that certainly does not describe me. I ordered a trumpet last month and have been playing it off and on for three weeks. This is where I am today:
Trumpet Solo - "Price Tag" - cover version by trumpet noob - YouTube
I was an all-state bassoon player 'way back when' and doubled on baritone and tuba. So I'm no stranger to embouchures and the like.
I have a music studio at home and decided to write myself some backing tracks. I picked the song I picked because it has a lot of intervals that have to be 'lipped' and made in tune. I'm getting better, but didn't realize that the trumpet seems harder to keep in tune - harder to 'slot' notes - than a baritone was as I remember.
My upper note (comfortable playing) is D in the staff. I'll start to push that too, by raising the key of the accompaniment.
Any advice on how to work towards better sound/technique? Anything obvious from the video that I am doing wrong? I do play 'long tones' and scales....
Thanks for checking in with me!