E-mails like this make the hard work and years of study to be able to develop and teach my method all worth it and I wanted to share it with you. I get a huge rush from playing, but teaching does it too! =============================================== Bob, I just have to tell you that your method is revolutionizing my playing. As my lower corners get stronger my center is getting focussed yet supple.....flexibility and sizzle galore and I have a nice snap with my tonguing, too. I've been doing the ppppp F scales daily. It's about 8 weeks now. I have a feeling I'm gunna NAIL my next gig. I wish I had known this 30 years ago! Gotta run. Gratefully yours, Gil Wilshire Bob, "Can I quote you Gil? You can quote me by name, or any way you wish. Listen, I've studied with world-class people my whole life and have played for over 30 years....quite a journey and quite an exercise in frustration....so few great players actually know how they do it. I have a whole new level of excitement when I practice now....almost daily improvements, and virtually no backsliding. My wife tells me she hears great stuff coming up from the basement now, too. My lower corners feel like powerful meat slabs.....and still, not a scratch on my inner lips. Back to work. Gil Bob, "Thanks Gil and stay in touch!"