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    Carl Robinson
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    I’m about a month into learning the Tenor Saxophone now and things are coming along nicely. I get around an hours practice a day, with a few more at night just fingering scale patterns etc and brushing up on theory. The Blues course has been superb so far and has got me started with a basic three chord progression. It’s easier for me now to produce notes and control the volume better, and the long note lessons my Teacher gave me have really helped a lot, but I’m noticing a lot more resistance when I blow! I’m definitely not hallucinating lol. When I started I set a goal of being able to play “Aint no sunshine” by Bill Withers. At first I would run out of air and the phrases were very “lumpy”. But now it feels like I’m pushing/compressing air in front of me, and I’m not getting rid of my lungs fast enough, when I need to breathe it feels like my lungs are full. The phases sound a lot better though lol.

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    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
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    nice to hear Carl. breathing is everything on sax! sounds like it’s coming together for you.

    #53060

    Carl Robinson
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    I’m loving it Johnny, can’t wait to get up and practice mate. Looking forward to being able to play some of those guitar licks I know on the Sax, might even start notating them.

    #53065
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
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    that’s a great idea. transfer what you already know to the sax. you might find you’ll start playing stuff different than on guitar even tho it’s the same licks. but either way it’ll help.

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    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    bitchin song for sure,

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