My name is Louise, I'm 33 and live in Melbourne Australia. For years I have enjoyed listening to the sax, and have always thought i wish i could play that, but never had the courage and assumed i would suck at it. After a recent breakup, i needed something to keep me occupied to not fall in a heap. Which led me to buy a second hand sax. To my surprise, good surprise i can actually create some nice sounds. After stalking these forums i have nutted out a few things, and purchased a different mouth piece, experimented with different reeds, and even saved my self some money when i thought my octave key was out (turns out my embochure wasn't at all good.lol) I have been playing/self teaching myself for 3 weeks now. I had to learn how to read music, which i thought would be difficult but have picked it up pretty easily Doing excercises out of a couple of books i bought i found to my surprise that once i realised i was playing a particular song i could get the melody right etc.. the songs i dont know are a little harder as i dont know the beat but i am getting there. I downloaded sheet music for beauty and the beast by disney and can almost play the entire piece through after 2 days!! It is so satisfying and i am loving it! I am a chef so work pretty crazy hours and have only been able to teach myself a couple of times a week for about an hour or so.. so i think i am doing pretty well for a beginner. I love it! And my cat's don't run away which surely must be a good sign lol!
Anyways, i just wanted to introduce myself and say hello, and thanks for all of the tips in various threads!
I am playing an Alto by the way