So, what do you say consists in a good practice routine that is 30 minutes? I only practice 30 mintutes at a time because I guess a bad attention span. Get distracted. And i really like practicing, but it just happens. Overall, i'd like to have at least 5 sessions a day, or more. How should i split practice time? And my trumpet teacher told me to slur for 45 mintues at a time, but my mouth gets really tired, and cant do it. What should i do about that? I need to work on long tones, slurs, double and triple tonguing, building range. How should I that? And why am I such a terrible sight reader and bad at reading music. Mostly I have always relied on ear. I heard music is math, but I'm not THAT bad at math at all. Is it because I just started to learn how to read music last year. Im a highschool senior, and so embarassed. I only get into Honor Band, and other groups and stuff because I have a really good ear. But in there are times when we a re given music and I fail miserbly, and even the people in chairs behind do alot better. Im afraid I can never have any type of profession in music because of this problem. It's seriously terrible, and it's not because of nerves. I have tried practicing easy songs in arban, but im still bad. what should i do? My music reading skills are probably middle school level.