I've received so many great tips on playing trumpet that I thought I'd try another topic. I currently play in a big band and some times a solo will pop up with just the chords. Because I concentrate so hard on the scale and chord notes I lose count of the measures. Also is there a good starting note to solos? I should add that I do know my scales and chords. When there are more than one chord in a measure I really get lost in my timing.