I posted something on the RPM Challenge site last night that included a passing mention of me needing to record some saxophone.  Someone commented asking if I played.  I wrote a reply and I figured I would add it here for posterity… or not, whatever.  I’m posting it.  Sheesh, the judgmentaling going on.

Sax was my first instrument. From 89-91 I was a music major in college and sax was the instrument that got me in.

When I started playing guitar in high school though it took over all of my musical interest. Every now and then I feel a need to re-establish my sax skills and I’m feeling that right now in a big way. I don’t think I’ve played at all since… 2013? Maybe?

The biggest hurdle is going to be stamina. The muscles in my jaw are not ready for me to start playing again and I expect I’ll get a solid five minutes before I’ll have to stop and rest for a while. I’m hoping I can play a little and then rest a little and repeat until I finish everything.

It’s going to take a while and it’s going to sound bad, mostly, but I kinda need to do it.

Also… I don’t own a tenor sax. I only have an alto. As saxophones go, tenor is the shit. Alto is meh. I need to get my hands on a tenor.

I really just wanted an excuse to use blockquote tags.

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