There have been many times as I have learned music that it has been challenging/frustrating/etc.
The year I started, there were other students that had been playing a year already or a few years. Felt like I needed to catch up.
More recently, sometimes when I play a solo over a particular song, it just doesn’t go that well. Especially when compared to times when things sounded better.
Working on altissimo was a lot of work and a lot of sounding bad in the process to get access to a few new notes, one at a time quite often.
Playing low notes on a new (old) tenor took work and sounded like a step backward.
Not too long ago, I got lost in the chord changes of a new song and ended up playing some funny sounding things.
Leave a comment sharing a story about a specific thing that was frustrating for you while learning to play saxophone.
Realize that you don’t master the saxophone in one day or even one year. You can always learn more and advance. Part of what you need to do is enjoy the process of learning. You want to sound good, but you really don’t need to stress out about music. Just dedicate yourself to it if you want results.