It's good to take time to listen to other things than just brass or classical music sometimes. You want to take your mind off of it. Have other interests as well. Sports, games literature etc. If you do nothing else, you'll go crazy and you'll become a " one dimension person" aka boring. Boring person= boring playing.
We're off to Europe with the SSO tonight. I won't be able to write on this blog for a couple of weeks. So I'll see you later!
I am associate principal horn of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the author of the progressive methods. I'm happy to share my experience as a horn player and teacher with you.