But, I´ll have a go. I am getting on a bit and have been playing alto for just over year. I am lucky to have a qualified and talented teacher and I have been learning to read since I began on sax. I would say I´ve come a long way in a year, but I enjoy practice and do it everyday. I am a bit of a guitar player having been at that since I was about ten then one day I just thought, hey, why shouldnt I be able to play one of those cool, fabulous wavy sax things. Its been a liberating experience, finding out that sax is not just for "proper" musicians. I am pretty pleased to find this forum, got here by accident, have some questions to ask which I will do in the right places. Reading this you seem a pretty friendly and helpful bunch, so, hello in there.