I don't mean to make spam since I just made a post 2 days ago, but as of now I don't have a lesson teacher to ask questions. Temporary leave for the army I think. ANYWAY, I am in the 9th grade, started 6th grade. Since 8th grade to 9th I was expecting to get off of 1st part and into 2nd or 3rd part since I was moving into a high school band. Strangley this is not the case, I have music that require "Man Chops" and "Manly Brass". The music has notes like sustaining the F on top of the staff, some high G's, (just right above the staff not 6 ledger lines above), high A's and occasionally high B's. This is basically 1st part. I know most of ya'll are pros but for me this can wear out my chops pretty quick. The music also incorporates some fast rythmes that requires my air to change rapidly. This is tough stuff to practice. I do some smooth Chikowitz flow studies, and thats about it for my warm up. I also add in some buzzing. I keep my warm up short because, if it goes any longer I won't have the chops to practice everything I need to practice. I practice everyday, and after about an hour of practicing my lips are tired. Not to the point where I can't make a sound, but the sound convey's my fatigued chops. I was wondering if I should practice like this everyday, or practice the hard stuff today, go easy on the chops tomorrow. I want to have good improvement in my endurance to play the music but I want to make sure that I am giving myself good recovery and not just killing my chops. I've heard people practice till they're tired, and the next day they just play some easy going long tones or some fun music and let the chops recover like that. What's the most efficient way?