My name is Chris, I'm 48 and blew into a trumpet for the first time exactly two years ago. Locally there is a brass band that accomodate beginners and now I play 2nd cornet. I still have a lot to learn including reading music at speed. My biggest problem is playing high - anything from top G and up sounds dreadful and top C is literally hit and miss and never sounds good. Can anybody give me any advice? Please don't say "You can't treat an old dog new tricks".