I had some surgery on my shoulders about a month ago, so my practice time was limited, plus, I was lazy. Can't deny that But I'm feeling the consequences now, since my tone is really crappy and my range is limited from low "g" to "a" just above the staff, and that "a" sounds "a"wful. I'm feeling quite discouraged every time I play, and I need some tips on how to regain what I've lost here, because I have a solo soon in Seattle, and I'm very nervous in the first place. I'm in grade 11, by the way, no professional here. Do I just need to practice my "a"ss off? Allsssso I don't know if this SHOULD make a difference, but I play the bass clarinet also, and it feels like I'm worse on my trumpet after I've been practicing my bass....any thoughts on that Trumpetmasters? Thanks!