Recently got this message from Tony, he plays guitar and sax. And had read my post about zen and saxophone- Beginner’s Mind Child’s Mind for Saxophone.
I play guitar and sax after a fashion, I’ve always been drawn to music, and learned sax for a while at school, absolutely loved it. Life got in the way for a long time and I finally picked up the sax again a year ago, started taking lessons about 6 months ago, so I’m very much a beginner. But something happened in between which was I became completely immersed in a world of blues. As a result my teacher says I have beautiful tone, and feeling to my licks, but can’t read music worth diddley 🙂
As for the guitar, I love my acoustic stuff, again I’m not great and play mostly for relaxation, but I can hold my own with some blues here and there, and a little bit of rock, spanish and a few other influences. The sad thing is, I have a beautiful acoustic that inspires me to play every time I look at it, but serving two masters, especially at my level of capability is tough, and even a week away from the sax sets me back significantly.
So to your original question, my main instrument is the sax now, but to be honest, from a musicians viewpoint, I play neither competently (although I’m much more competent in studio production and engineering), but have lofty goals to play sax in a Ska or Blues line up (both of which were missed from your poll incidentally!!) in the next 12 months.
Apols for the dissertation!! 🙂