Many people practice in many different ways, I'm just wondering how everyone practices? for example, I have a practice routine that I stick to if I have time: 5 mins, buzz mouth (without mouthpiece), and stretch mouth muscles. 5 mins, buzz on mouthpiece, maybe arpeggios (sp.?), but something over a large range. 10 minutes, play long low notes ensuring completely in tune. REST 10 MINUTES 10 minutes, play some studies to help stay in tune. 10 minutes, play some technical studies. REST 10 MINUTES 15 mins, play stamina studies REST 15-20 MINUTES play through solos etc. for as long as needed. play through band pieces as required. and throughout the last section rest for 5 mins every 15. 5 mins, WARM DOWN! during the first 10 minutes, you could watch telly. this is a general guide, as my bass trom one includes a lot of sitting in front of the tv and playing sustained low notes with a practice mute! what does everyone else do? ps, I try to do breathing exercises in the morning if I can be bothered (not often!).