Hey guys, my name's Brandon and I'm from Illinois. I've played French Horn since fifth grade, as well as Trumpet in Jazz band, Mellophone in marching band, and Piano on my own. I also sing Tenor I in choir. I just recently (as in, Friday afternoon) picked up a tenor sax so I can start learning. Since I have a pretty extensive background in music (I'm going to be a freshman in college in 13 days ), I've been learning pretty quickly. I can sight read pretty well already, I can play the entire range of my tenor sax (other than the low C key, because it needs a new pad), and I'm having a ton of fun learning. I figured I'd register and ask a couple questions in the Beginner's Questions area since it seems like this is a great place to get some help, haha. The sax I bought is a Yamaha YTS-23. I bought it used from a lady down the street from me; the sax is in good condition (it could probably use a good cleaning/look-over which it will be getting soon), and the only problem with it is that the low C key is leaky, so it just needs a new pad. I got the sax, along with a generic black mouthpiece, ligature, neckstrap, cork grease, and case, for $200 even, and my band director and saxophonist friends all say I got a great deal on it. It plays pretty well (I think), and I'm learning pretty quickly. Occasionally there's a delay between my air stream starting and the sound coming out of the horn, but I'm sure that will be fixed with time. I want to be a music teacher eventually, so I figured I might as well start learning a woodwind instrument. That's pretty much it.. thanks for reading!