TRUMPETED:I agree with Clarence about trumpet playing being serious business, especially if it's how you make your living. Many of the top players out there truly don't have that much time to practice, but I guess I'm talking about guys who are always working. If you have a 4-hour big band gig playing lead one night and you just played another gig or recording session earlier in the day, you're not going to want to keep pounding on your chops. OK trumpet ED first of all ,I play three night's a week, two 70 minute set,s i would never play a gig for four HOURS! I don't know how you roll out there, but this is cali baby! There is sun year round and if your a pro out here baby boy and you have mad skill's you can pick and choose what gig,s or type of gig,s you wanna do. Now with that said, in order to roll like that you better have your stuff down pat! Hey what works for me may not work for you. But you truley can have your cake and eat it tOO!