It's frustrating me a bit, I've been trying to read and study a bit but it's deep for a novice. OK I can struggle through the basic "play along" and "guest spot" stuff, I can read the score OK, my fingering is sometimes clumsy but getting there, I have little problems with my reed/mouthpiece but now I'm looking for the next step, a stepping stone to improvisation and imagination. Anyone have any tips? I want to do more but what I am reading seems miles in front of me. There must be others who have passed this way before...