Hey guys, New here. I've got some experience with sax, I've also played guitar, bass, drums, and piano. For my Bachelor of Education program's Physical Education course I have to learn a new fine motor skill. I elected to learn Piccolo for this. I know, I know, it has been often said that people should not start on a Piccolo without having prior experience on the flute. Opps. I have gotten myself some piccolo/flute music. Specifically 'rubank elementary method flute or piccolo', and the intermediate of that as well. I also have checked out some of the fingering charts on the web, and even the fingering chart from yamaha (I'm using the ypc-32. I rented it). I have noticed that it is out of tune (it's too high). Using the metal rod it appears to be in the correct position. When I pull it out it does not seem to be able to have enough room to get into tune. That is, unless I am supposed to pull it out a good cm or so. I figured that would probably be more than was expected. Could it just be that I do not have good enough embrasure to have it play in tune? I am tuning at 440 with an electric tuner. Also, can anyone offer suggestions for moving from the C to D ? or jumping straight into G ? I find that I keep switching between octaves while playing.