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When I was younger I payed a LOT of notes. I had a pretty significant mastery of the saxophone keyboard and could rip arpeggios over the whole horn like nobody's business.

Now as I'm older (50) and really working on jazz technique I have almost completely stopped playing anything faster than eighth notes. When I turn up the speed I immediately feel how sloppy it is and how my fingers are more or less doing the thinking. I never really felt this before.

Honestly, I've really struggled with pedantic jazz bullies and saw avant garde as a way to give jazz the finger. But now that I'm working on refinement it's really changed the way I think and play.

I'm wondering if others have reached this same point.

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