Yesterday I practiced for 1hour and 1/2 and today im going to try to get in 2hours and increase it a bit each day. On Monday I'm also going to get some trumpets to try out and some mouthpieces to try to upgrade my tools a bit. Also sometime this week I'm going to call someone about private lessons. I already have the Arban's book but are there any good method books out there? I'm talking about more guided practice books instead of the Arban's? I feel like I use the Arban book blindly and its not improving me as much as it should because I don't know how to use it the best to help me, but maybe a private teacher can help me with that. Anyway just wondering if you guys had any good ones to suggest. Thanks.