Cheers to all,
Just joined the site as I am returning to my first Love. 45 years later (High School Band). I played Coronet and had a Coronet playing instructor
named Herbert Ludwig, a very demanding man on us brass students.He moved me to first trumpet my second year (6th grade). Sort of a trial by fire, it worked.
So now I'm searching for the right horn, music for practice methods , and advise on a mouth piece.
There didn't seem to be any science to lip work and the proper mouth piece back then. Just use the one that came with the horn and mash it in to the lip to get higher range. More practice brought more pain.
I understand the frustrations the new students have and appreciate
the great advise on this site.
So here we go.