Hi everyone, I have been interested in learning trumpet for a while now and picked one up off of craigslist today for $50 (16B Conn). Anyway I got it home and started playing around with it. I started noticing I was having a very difficult time keeping a steady note, but if I put the mouth piece slightly to the side of the center of my lips I have a much easier time playing pitches steady. I suspect this may be because I have some type of soft scar tissue bump or something in the center of the inside of my upper lip from when I fell of a bike as a kid.
So my question is, could this bump on the inside of my lip be making it difficult to play even/steady notes, or is that the nature of the instrument? Am I heading towards developing some bad playing habits if play off center a little?
Other than that, I'm having fun trying to play (emphasis on 'trying', haha).