Another returner

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Ant W, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Ant W

    Ant W New Member

    Hi All,
    returning after 45 years and realising how much I've forgotten.
  2. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member


    Welcome! Best of luck with the return
  3. jasonG

    jasonG New Member

    Me too! Had a few years out, moved location and just started to buzz the chops in again!
  4. Repman

    Repman New Member

    Wow, 45 years, that's the longest break i can remember reading about. welcome back, hope it goes well.
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  5. Queeg2000

    Queeg2000 Active Member

    I thought my 30 year break was long. I found I have picked it back up very quickly though. My lip has taken a little while, but gave it a lot of punishment over Christmas and it was pretty good by New Year. It's my confidence that is taking the longest to get back. I find myself stopping because I am afraid of playing lots of wrong notes, but my fingers keep going and when I look back at the part I find I was pressing the right valves anyway. I'm finding it hard to break away from the old saying if in doubt leave it out, which is fair enough in a public performance, but in practice, it's better to belt it out if it's wrong, at least you know the areas that need work.
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  6. Suzi Q

    Suzi Q Member

    Hiya Ant and welcome!

  7. Ant W

    Ant W New Member

    Thanks for the welcomes. I have been blowing for about six weeks now and progress is a little better than expected but plenty of issues to sort out especially the one of age - stiff fingers, weak chops, lack of eyes, brain, lip, fingers coordination but hey ho, enjoying every minute.
  8. Queeg2000

    Queeg2000 Active Member

    I've been back a couple of months and already I feel like I'm playing better than ever. Need to work on counting rests though, I seem to be a bar out every time I get a rest of more than a few bars.