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.
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