Trumpets are not an easy instrument to learn initially and are one of the most difficult instruments to learn, but with lots of time and practice, they can be mastered. For beginners, trumpets might not seem intimidating at first. But the story is quite different once they start to play it for extended periods of time. The trumpet is considered a difficult instrument because the sound of the trumpet is reliant on the delicate embouchure. The brass embouchure, particularly the trumpet embouchure, must be capable of producing frequencies upwards of 1000 HZ. As a beginner, you want to spend more time playing and practicing with your instrument, than trying to fix sticky valves and loose tuning slides. While a high-end trumpet will play and sound better most of the time, there are plenty of well-made, budget-friendly beginner trumpets out there.