Sometimes little insights into trumpet playing will pop up at unusual times and under unusual circumstances. This week, while studying the book of Job it occurred to me that Elihu, the only one to offer good advice to Job, was telling Job to quit being so danged introspective, and to be extrospective instead. At those times of peak performance when Iâ€™ve played my best (thankfully more often than my worst), I didnâ€™t think about chops or support or counting or anything but the sound coming off the back wall, listening to the sound in my ears match the sound in my head. Iâ€™ve noticed that when playing my worst, Iâ€™ve been very much inside myself, in a tense world of survival: breathing and making an embouchure, tongue position, hand position, trying not to screw up. Iâ€™ve seen it and heard it happen to other players and students. A vast amount of practice literature is devoted to isolating the various elements of playing the trumpet, and we have all invested vast amounts of time on the most minute elements. Iâ€™m curious, therefore, what the rest of the community has to say about extrospection; what little tricks there are to get ourselves out of our own heads and into the music. This could be fun.