When exercising, it's advised to follow a day of exercise with a day of rest or lighter exercise, to allow recovery. That's how I've been practicing for the past few months, but last week I decided to do the same thing everyday. What I did before: Heavy day: -warm up with long tones (below staff to above), 5 min -two long tone exercises in a book, 10 min -legato etude, 5 min -technical etude, 5 min -lip slur exercise, 10+ min (colin's lip flexibilities, vol 1, #7) -band music, 10+ min -cool down Light day: -all of the above without the lip slur exercise I practice for about an hour either day with rest between each objective. What I do now: -heavy day everyday This is all based on a packet I got from a guest's critique on the school's jazz band. It suggested following a structured routine every day. I practically follow the thing word-for-word, although it suggests buzzing without a mouthpiece for less than a minute, then again with a mouthpiece, then long tones. Also, what do the terms technical and melodic mean? I do an articulation exercise for technical etude and a legato exercise for melodic.