I play for roughly four hours a day, sometimes more (2-3 hours per day at school, whatever practice time I get in the evening), and I noticed that due to not practicing last night after jazz band, I could hit a High D this morning. My usual range is only about a Bb or a C, sometimes I get worn out and can only get a G or so. I've been playing for a bit more than a year (I keep posting this, sorry if you already know!). Would it be beneficial for me to take, say, an entire weekend off to give my chops a chance to rest and heal? I've been playing pretty every day until I'm too worn out to play any more for as long as I can remember. Is this going to be bad for me? Would I notice an improvement taking a few days off here or there? Day on, day off? Every weekend off? I have to be playing for a minimum of 2 hours on school days, because I tutor a music class and generally play with them. I've heard trumpet playing likened to weight lifting; that you can't do it all day every day. What's your take? Thanks.