Hey all, Lately i've developed a frustrating problem while playing the trumpet. For the Last several years, I generally did not play more than 5-10 times a month. Now, I've been playing nearly every day lately for various national guard functions as well as just practicing on my own. I decided I wanted to get more serious about the trumpet, and bought a pro horn, and started practicing regularly. My problem is that my lips seem to be getting tired quite easily. More so than any time since I got off of active duty in 2007. I realize there is no quick fix for this, but what can I do to begin strengthening my lips so such a problem is not an issue in the future? Specific help, such as what worked for you would be appreciated. Yes I know long tones are good, but specifics are what I am lacking. Thanks for your time in advance.