I'm a senior and 1st Chair trumpet, 3 years ago our trumpet player sounded 2 steps above everyone and I was inspired. She told me it was a $1500 trumpet so I figured that was a factor. Anyway, my trumpet playing sound horrid, I always hear something like Static when I play and it sounds no better than a freshmen, I don't know if its pitch or tone but the bare general sound just doesn't sound as well as I could do. My range is amazing and I'm dtermined but I'm comparing sounds to people like this: Linkin Park - What I've Done (trumpet+piano) - YouTube
I simply cannot get that sound. I have all summer to practice. Please Help me.