Fellow TMâ€™ers, Iâ€™ve posted out here a time or two about a few things. Iâ€™m curious to see from the wealth of folks we have out here if anyone can help me with a problem Iâ€™m having. I play in a community band in the trumpet section, more to the point the third part of the trumpet section. Iâ€™m content here for now, but find my self with a unique problem. Iâ€™d like to think that most players are like me in that when you get a piece of music you want to strive to play it correctly. Having said that, I find it extremely difficult to practice my 3thd part Trumpet/Coronet parts at home away from the band. As you know 3thd part seldom ever has the melody and if it does itâ€™s not for long. Especially if a piece is in cut time I find it difficult to practice it as nothing Iâ€™m playing seems to make sense without the other parts happening at the same time. It basically becomes an exercise in counting rests and playing â€œum pahsâ€ till you puke. So does anyone have any suggestions on how I can practice my pieces so that when Iâ€™m in the band setting and the music fits together and makes sense, Iâ€™m playing it correctly? I tend to get bored with it and pick up a solo book of songs and play through them instead.