What are some exercises you can do off the trumpet specifically related to trumpet playing? (Every musician should study music theory and train their ears IMHO) I'm not advocating the use of any gimmicks here. Here are some of my own ideas: sing... this sounds strange but it's a great exercise especially when learning an instrument that can produce only one pitch at a time (most of the time anyway) fingering your part co-ordinating valves while tonguing... this actually works! The double tonguing section of the third variation of CoV just clicked! I also tried this with chromatic scales for my single tonguing. Please post some of your own ideas!