Ok, I'm a highschool trumpet player (and hopefully a pro one day!). This may seem really dumb, but why are long tones so important? Now believe me, I am not doubting the unending power long tones have, believe me I am a daily player of them! But how does playing extended middle range notes help with increaced endurance, breath support, range, etc.??? Just a dumb question that's been rattling around in my head!