Hello all, I am a junior Tuba Performance major looking to learn the trumpet. My issue is that all of the beginner method books, ect. I have found are all for people beginning music, not just trumpet. Since I play the tuba I already know the fingering patterns, rhythm, how to read music... So I don't need a method book teaching me those things, I need one teaching me how to play the trumpet. Right now I'm just playing long tones from Middle C and down. Any suggestions? Also, I'm practicing in my house with my house mates, and they don't appreciate my shitty playing, so I'm playing with a Harmon mute in at all times. Will this be crippling to my playing?
Also, I borrowed a trumpet from a friend, but the mouthpiece that is comes with is unidentifiable, and therefore I don't want to use it. What should I get to start? I've read 7C to 1C, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I don't want to give myself the crutch of the 7C, but I probably won't be able to even make noise on a 1C... Any recommendations? I have next to no guidance on this, so I will be putting up pictures on my embouchure shortly for the masses to look at, and tell me if I need to fix anything. Thanks a lot for the help.