Hello I am 34 years old returning player. 2 hours per day is an absolute limit I can spend on practicing. One hour per day would be actually much better for my schedule. And that should include playing favorite pieces, because this is actually the main reason for return in the first place.
I have bunch of questions about practice strategy using classic method books.
After month of daily practicing with Vizzutti warm up and technical studies from his method book 1 I am able to reach high C. However, those notes which are close to C require too much much pressure on the lips. It did not feel right. So, I've switched to Clarke technical studies for 30 minutes daily practicing like 10 days ago. Now I can play G (below high C) in much more relaxed way without pressure. Generally speaking what should I do to gradually increase "comfort zone" range above G?
There are other questions as well.
It is not entirely clear how to use Clarke technical studies?
Should I maybe try Arban, Embouchure builder, anything else?
Whatever I try, how to squeeze practicing in the available time limit?
How long breaks should be within one practice session?
Do you recommend to use mouthpiece buzzing for warm-up?
PS Private tutor is not an option for a time being due to financial and time constraints