Anyone else here play brass? I'm restarting cornet now, having been playing for about 6 months after a break of many decades. At school I had lessons for many years and played in the band and orchestra. I even have a grade 5 certificate somewhere.
What I find is (1) my upper range is pathetic and (2) I just don't remember how fast I progressed when I was 10 - so I don't know what to expect. I've been using the Boosey Brass book, which is great, and I've got to the point I can play upper C's. Fine. However, when I start to add C#'s and D's, not fine. Unsure how much I should push myself as I feel really knackered at the end of half an hour's practice.