Nearly 2 years ago, when quite drunk, I had a bet with another guy on a jazz course on who could get Grade 8 jazz saxophone first. This was probably a bit silly particularly as I had no teacher. Well, it took me over year to finally find someone who I wanted to play like AND would take me on. Its turned out to be a real leveller and one of the many problems my teacher has uncovered is that, when not pressing the keys, my fingers are all over the place - hence limiting the speed at which I can play. As an engineer, I do appreciate the mechanical benefits of keeping you fingers close to the keys, but I guess I have been in denial - mainly as a result of watching YouTube videos of some great sax players whose fingers seem to be a law unto themselves. Anyway, I have promised my teacher (and myself) I would work on this, but I must confess I am really finding it hard to break the habit. I have resolved to think about every note and not play it until my fingers are resting on the keys, no matter how long it takes. This has slowed up my playing by a factor of 10 - not that it was that fast before. I haven't yet got to Pete Thomas's suggestion of gluing my fingers to the keys, but I may have to resort to this. Anybody have any recommendations on glue? I was thinking of Araldite but it may be a problem getting my sax in the oven.