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You are a brother! Never fear...The SOTW brothers will take care of you!

I started playing alto (Cleveland, King model) in 5th grade. That was 1970. I graduated high school in 1977. I played sax in concert band, marching band. My father told me this was good for me...he keep saying Boots Randolph, Boots Randolph...I never knew who the hell Boots Randolph was.

All I ever wanted to be was John Bonham. My first paying gig was with an alto sax in my hands...but this was not cool. I DID think I was John Bonham and made a lot of cake playing drums. I didn't touch a sax for 20 years.

It took 20 years and my 16 year old second prodigy cousin to realize that the saxophone WAS cool! I was in the same place as you. SOTW is the BEST place for advice. These guys are friggin' pros and take the time to help and answer all your questions.

I now own a Selmer Bundy II (up for sale), a Yamaha YAS-52 alto and a Conn 10M tenor. It comes back slow...but it does come back. I often hit a note and don't for the life of me know what the fingering is...I gotta refer to a fingering chart. The only reason I hit the note is due to my teacher, Sister Mary Louise (no joke, rest her soul). You just gotta have faith.

The SOTW brothers are the best! They have saved me a ton of cash that would have been wasted on sub-par or junk instruments.

Ok, all my SOTW brothers, don't get teary eyed...

You are on the right path! Never too late!
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