Brass and Woodwind playing is an art and a skill. It is also a physical activity which requires not only breath control but a steadfast embouchure that will not break down before the end of a performance. Professional Quarterbacks throw the football great distances with accuracy. They do this by practicing their skills on the field. What we don’t see is the time spent in the gym preparing the muscle groups needed so that they can practice these skills. Engaging in either one of these activities in excess is less effective than doing both in balance. Use P.E.T.E. as an adjunct tool to assist you in becoming a better player!