Hi All, Got my copy of Advanced Lip Flexibilities Vols1,2&3 published by Charles Colin a couple of weeks ago. Try and use it every night with significant improvement in note centering, range and alternative fingering Mr Colin calls "false fingering". The first 8 pages contain profound words that have inspired me to work harder at playing and therefore enjoy the experience of learning even more. A lot of you may have read these pages but I thought that sharing a few of Colin's comments with the unenlightened may speed the journey forwards and upwards !!!!! Page 1 & 2 Title and Contents Page 3 Opening statement. "Scientific trumpet playing depends largely upon intelligent concentration" a few sentences later, "Performing in a brilliant fashion can be developed. Not through hocus-pocus methods, but applying oneself diligently with intelligent instruction" Pages 4,5 and 6 Technical stuff regarding trilling, stretching,tongue and resistance. Page 7 Title: "Intelligent thinking and practice" This whole section is worth repeating but alas my typing skills are not what they should be. Third paragraph. "Those looking first to find fault with their equipment get but a temporary satisfaction when the sacrifice of changing mouthpiece occurs. The next step is to blame the instrument" Sixth paragraph. "Brute force has no place in trumpet playing. Uncontrolled tension leads to brute force" A few sentences later. "Brute force emanates from forgetting (or having never learned ) simple, basic fundamentals.Since important work calls for accuracy, one cannot afford instability in his embouchure" paragraph 8. "After absorbing much misguided information, playing at ease now becomes a difficult and tiring burden" Last paragraph. "In the final analysis, it is not the mouthpiece, instrument or the teacher, but the individual himself" Page 8. "Correct daily workouts, routines and setting up exercises all have their definite purpose" A few sentences later. "Those who do not stick to sound procedures invariably become subject to mouthpiece and horn phobias" And then. "Students not realizing the importance of a good foundation often get discouraged with what they call "dry" scale and interval practice. little do they realize or appreciate the importance of intelligent warming-up and how vital it is for development and future progress" Finally. "A student endowed with the natural gifts for both high range and lip formation should build around that with which he is already gifted" Man........... All of the above, in one way or another, has been covered on TM. My problem is I now know I have short term memory loss..... so must include reading in my daily trumpet ritual. Still struggling with enlightenment. Cheers Paul.