I recently got some more range ideas from another player and was wondering what you guys thought. He said to do the warmup quietly and do things like Clark studies 1-2 repeatedly quiet in various keys over and over soft/relaxed. I saw someone say to do it untill you cant get a note out and then put the horn down. After waiting a while you should be warmed up for the rest of the day. (I tried this yesterday and REALLY overdid it and am being all crappy today. How do I make sure I don't do this again? It wasn't from too much pressure or playing too loud I think I just went through too many repetitions of the excercises) Then when moving on to other practice on books, excercises, slurs, ect. to play those normal volume + the dynamics written (such as for Arban's book) He then also said I should do these and good amounts of slurs untill I just cannot play a C in the staff. Then rest the entire next day and do it again the day after. He suggested to do this for rangebuilding over the summer. He also suggested me practicing my Arbans excercises up an octave. I hope this is all clear and I'd like to know what you think of this stuff. Sorry I'm really tired.