I've recently started practicing properly (as in everyday instead of once in a while (if at all)), and curiously my playing has gotten worse. Isn't it suppose to have the opposite affect? My practice routine is what i was told to do all them years ago. Scales etc... Lip Flexibility studies High note work (not always included in routine) Exercises from Arban that generally takes 40minutes, the last 20 minutes i concentrate on solo's Whats wrong with the practice routine to make my playing get worse?