As an advanced player how do you go about measuring progress or improvement. As an advanced player I often find that I find myself practising to "stay in shape". I find that I am like an athlete training for weekly battles. Tonight I will do a loud latin gig, tommorrow morning a recording. I am more concerned with going from one gig to the next with as little damage as possible. With playing schedules like the above I know I am becoming a "smarter" player but not necessarilly a "better" trumpet player. As great as you are, I am sure you still strive to play better. What do you do to "raise your level" of performance? Thank you for your help!