Welcome, I to started playing a mo. ago, after playing a trumpet all my life! I can honestly say if I had it over to do again, I would have chosen the sax! I have a tenor, and 2 altos. I play totally by ear, believe it or not, but I can play any song that I know or want to learn, this is a God send and I am very THANKFUL!!!!!!I just wish I would have started before the age of 53! GOD BLESS!