Hi, I've learned so much from this site in the short time since I discovered it. This question has to do with positioning the horn for playing. I started playing 56 years ago - played in jr. hi and high school and took it up again 10 years ago in a community band. I have lots of technique problems, and I'm learning from the experts here on this site. I had a year of lessons when I was 10 - that's it - I had no idea how much was involved in making pretty music on the sax although I'm very proficient at fingering, timing, and reading. I'm also a singer and sight read music well. When I played as a young person, I did not have the problems I have with my neck (4 whip lash accidents later) I can no longer strap the horn around my neck and I have a sax harness I wear which puts the weight on my shoulders. I'm too short to sit with the alto sax between my legs resting on a chair. I find that the position of the horn as it is now puts a lot of strain on my left hand, and I cannot get a good tone. If I rest it on something (chair and stretch up high), it sounds better, seems like I'm sort of half holding the horn with my mouth when I play with the harness, which does not give me much freedom to use my mouth to improve tone. Any suggestions?