Hi Manny, I need your help on something! I have been playing the trumpet for around 6 years now, and a finding that am I am increasingly required to spend whole days playing the trumpet for various different orchestras. But I find that my lip just won't last all day long! By the end of the day its all I can do to get the A above the stave! I know what the long term answer to this is: PRACTICE. I have raised my practicing substantially in the last year and have felt a vast improvement as a result, but my lip still tires. What do you do (or did you do as I doubt this happens to a legend such as yourself anymore) to kip your lip in good enough condition to play the required part? Are there any products I could buy? Thanks for your help, Chris.