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Hello All,

To make a long story short I've flirted off and on with the saxophone for a while but I put my horn down for a long time and finally decided it wasn't doing me any good sitting in the basement.

I took it to a local woodwind fixer for a tune-up (keys sometimes stick after years in a box), and here I am.

I also found some old Hal Leonard Essential Elements 1 & 2 books.

I would like some recommendations on how to jump back in. The Leonard books are OK but are a little grade school if you get my meaning.

So, what are some recommended ways to jump back in? Should I take a few lessons to get started again? I am essentially starting at zero.

Thanks,

GHEN
 

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' Flirted off and on ' .

At your best, what could you do with it ?

Play a simple song ? A melody ? Did you have a decent tone ?

What do you own ? An alto ? A tenor ?

What is your long term goal ? Play at home ? Play with a group ?

Are you coming from another instrument/do you have other musical background ?

People take lessons at all stages of their development, so it's not the worst idea.
My horn is an Alto Sax (Reference 54, the horn is wasted on me currently :) )

At my best, I could play some simple to moderately difficult songs and even improvise a little. I like Jazz and want to hear myself play some at home.

My embouchure seems to be coming back and I am trying to re-learn the different scales. My tone is shaky but getting better every day.

Thanks for the great questions and any thoughts you might have.

I am in Columbus, Ohio BTW

GHEN
 
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