OK. If you could goback in time and give yourself “words of advice” that would have saved you somuch time and agony on the trumpet, what you your top ten points be. This would apply to any beginner or comebackplayer. I will start. Then, I want to read and learn from yours.
1. Find the best teacher you can as soon aspossible.
2. Find someone better than you and try to playduets or a daily maintenance routine with them.
3. Clarkes Technical studies will teach youeverything you need to know to develop a good embouchure, whatever that is for you.
4. You will be able to play longer as your embouchureimproves and you become more efficient at using your tongue and air.
5. It takes time to develop the skill. Be patient with yourself.
6. Be a musician who plays the trumpet, not just atrumpet player.
7. Spend some time sight reading EVERY day, even ashort piece.
8. Play music with and in front of others as soonas you possibly can.
9. Approach your daily maintenance routine asskilling building, not weight lifting exercises where you try to performsuperhuman feats of strength.
10. Lock on to the physical sensation when you dothings correctly, even if you have to keep a diary of the details.