I've been reading through the posts in the site and getting an education. I didn’t know how little I knew! That being said, I’m trying not to get too caught-up in technique, and I’ve played a total of about 6-7 hours since I got a horn a few weeks ago and started playing again. So here is the question…what should I expect? This is where I’m at…. I get tired quickly playing exercises in the old Arban-Clarke book, but short 15-30 second rests help a LOT. My tone seems okay for this stage of the game, but I get a “Growl “ when the chops start to fatigue. The upper register is coming along. I’m getting clean C’s and D’s when I’m reasonably fresh. Middle to upper octaves intervals are okay. When I was actively playing, I was never a screecher, but I had fairly good endurance and was consistent up to F’s. It is surprising to me that the upper range has come back so quickly. I’m not sure why? Tonguing in the staff is poor; tonguing above the staff is awful. Anyway, I guess I’m just looking for some thoughts. I’m on a Getzen 300 Series (Student Horn) with a Blessing 3c mouthpiece.