Today, I can proudly say: I have learnt to play the saxophone! I have taken saxophone lessons during the last six months, and I can now play cool, classical jazz melodies in swing mode, as well as, more modern pieces like ABBA. It is great fun and I enjoy it big time! However, I must thank my family for being extremely patient, coping with all my beginners mistakes and having to listening to the squeaking noises a beginner tend to make. As always, if I start something I take it seriously, and I have practiced a lot. I believe we would have a major family crisis, if I ever play "Let it Snow" or "Winter Wonderland" again.
Learning to play the saxophone, was one of the first things I put on My Survival List, as I have always wanted to learn to play. As a kid I started my musical life, with the mandatory recorder flute. After that, when I got to select my next instrument, I heedlessly did as all my friends and chose the piano, even though we did not even have a piano at home. Of course my parents had no intention of buying one, as they realized that my piano interest was not really a serious one. Unfortunately, I did not dare standing out from the crowd and did not pursue my true interest for the saxophone at that time. As it turned out, that was the end of my music interest.
Last summer, I decided it is never too late to learn to play an instrument, so I started taking saxophone lessons at our local music school. Now I can play and action 3 is completed! If you need a saxophonist for your band, let me know, I am for sure interested 😄🎷
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