I know most of you guys are experienced trumpet players and have felt the highs and lows of trumpet playing.
But way back in the years, did you ever feel like no matter how consistent, smart, or efficient with your practice, you just seemed to be getting no where. You also realize that it's been happening for a long time, but you still see that you aren't that much better than the guy in your section who doesn't really practice as consistent as you. Even sometimes that lazy guy may even be a little better than you. You never get that feeling of glory, that you deserve after so much hard work. People see the other lazy guy as a better trumpet player than you, but deep down you get so angry because you know he doesn't put in as much work as you.. and it isn't like you practice the wrong ways, you have a teacher, you're consistent, smart, and efficient. I don't know man..