+1 for Ljazztrm, +1 for Keith Fiala, +1 for Chad Shoopman ( a great player and for losing weight, and struggling with the transition as it relates to playing trumpet ---- as Ljazztrm says, it is all in Keith Fiala's book) --- and that may be the best way to understand how to play the trumpet --- ASK THOSE WHO KNOW!! so +1 for Local357 trying to figure out these things, and posting as such. +1 for GM --- for making Jazz look easy, and it only took 40+ years on the trumpet!! and last but not least --- +1 for Kingtrumpet --- for always being RIGHT!!!