Please don't be difficult and answer this simple question. lol I have asked my trumpet teacher and basically I feel like I have to find out a lot of this stuff myself. Here's my list of essentials to practice to be a well rounded player. Please give me tips if possible. I'm serious about getting really good and need advice. I practice 4 to 6 hours a day. I used to be bad, but now a lot of people think I'm musically gifted. I'm 18 now and I want to get to professional level. Am I on the right track? 1) Single tonguing 2) Double tonguing 3) Triple Tonguing 4) Sight Reading 5) The etudes and music I get from lessons. 6) Slurs, lip trills, trilling. (I hate this ahhh!) 7) Scales 8) Transposing (yuck!) 9) Range 9) I have a good ear and by request for friends I will play them a song.. I've arranged a few songs for friends actually, and am currently doing that now but I'm playing this song on piano. This year I want to just focussing on getting as good as possible on these essential skills so I can have a great repertoir. I can play carnival of venice arban, but not godly or anything like that. I want to truly get to the professional level.