lower case steve here.. indeed I wrote a “dont give up mail to Steve a day ago.. came up with idea that there is a lot in common with swimming and trumpet playing – all about shape, efficiency and economy of effort and 95% of swimmers (me firmly in this poor swimmers bracket although I swim up to 3 times a day in Helsinki open air pool in the summer) not only poor in these respects but fail to really progress despite swimming every day.
in last two days after a year absence I have got back to playing scales on the lead pipe..very softly.. Javier Ganzales says one of the reasons (for him they are legion!) why he is such a fan of this is that when you go to the trumpet its just so much easier!
Last night still played 10 minutes too long.. got to learn to stop in time!
stay safe s teve.