Missing notes for any brass player is quite easy. Even the most famous and accomplished professional trumpet players, French Horn players, and others have been known to miss a note here and there. What are the causes of missing notes and accuracy issues? Is it a low quality instrument? The wrong mouthpiece? A bad teacher? Not enough practice? Too much practice? Would you be surprised to find out there is a way to put your thumb on the scale and tilt the odds in your favor of increased accuracy and less missed notes especially above the staff?