Like your tone, your technique will take some time to develop. You need to play fingering exercises in order to develop your hand to brain coordination, finger dexterity, and rhythm. Beginners, don’t overlook some of the basic finger exercises pointed out in the Start Here section, saxophone fingering exercise part 2.
This is how you get lightning fast! There is quite a lot covered in this lesson, could have split it up into more than one so go over it carefully.
Bad tonguing technique can really slow you down among other things, so it’s very important to make sure you get a good handle on this right from the start.