The last month or so I've had a renewed interest in getting better at the trumpet. I've played for nearly 20 years but confess I had become stagnant in the last decade or so. Through this site and others I've been trying to learn all I can about playing, identifying my weaknesses, and of course improving. I had no idea so much great information about playing was freely available and it's awesome how I can come here and read comments from amateur and professionals alike. My biggest complaint is my lack of range. A just over the staff is all I can reliably hit, and sometimes that's strained and I use bad technique (too much pressure). When I watch video's of great players playing high they don't looked strained at all (well, except for Maynard, heh). They make it look so easy! This isn't a thread about improving my bad range, there are plenty of threads on here about that already. Whoops, i'm rambling. I started this thread mainly to say that I got excited when I realized that I use the K-tongue modified (KTM) most of the time when single tonguing. I stumbled on a KTM thread and thought to myself "if the pro's use it, maybe I should figure this out too". I started reading about it and then while practicing this morning realized that is typically how I single tongue already, WELL HOT DOG! Hah. I would also like to add that even though my Kanstul 1600 came damaged in the mail yesterday, I flippin love that horn so far.