Saxophone Forum

by Frathouse58
(3 posts)
5 years ago


Started playing the sax in 5th grade and was okay. However, life took over and I got away from playing until my son started playing in the high marching, concert and jazz bands. This has rekindled my desire to resume playing again for my own enjoyment. Gotta work on getting my embouchure built back up! Whew! 

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  1. by mijderf
    (282 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Hello

    That is the first hurdle.  I went through a 30 year layoff before getting back into it.  The embouchure will take some work, but the longer term issue I found was the old muscle memory that allows for easy sight reading.  It took me the better part of 2 years to get to the point of being able to quickly sight read.  However, the good news is that:
    1.  It does come back and
    2.  In the mean time, the practice time to get there is very enjoyable.

    Good luck with your journey! 

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