I was intersted in findig out about "circular breathing" now I know it isnt something that is a must, but It would be nice to try it. I found this steps: 1. Learn how to Circular Breathe. * Start by breathing out normally. * When you are at about half a 'tank' of air, puff your cheeks out and continue breathing normally with them puffed out. * Breathe in through your nose. As you do this, push your cheeks together. You will find that air goes out your mouth and in through your nose at the same time. * Continue breathing outward and repeat as necessary. 2. Extend this knowledge to the trumpet. * Take your mouthpiece out and do circular breathing through there. The hardest part will probably be maintaining good tone quality when you puff out your cheeks, so you may want to practice that by itself first. * Do the same thing that you did in the above step, but put your mouthpiece in the trumpet this time. Start with lower notes, then gradually increase range. So, now I would like you who are more experienced than me to evaluate this steps. Also I am interested how usefull circular breathing really is, and since one of the steps is puffing the cheeks I am worried that I may ruin my technique in the process.