I can play saxophone to a reasonable standard. I prefer tenor, but I’m eqully fluid on alto, maybe more so. But being the contrary fellow I am, I decided to focus all my energy on playing soprano sax, which is much harder to play.
It’s pretty much a different instrument.
Today as I worked my way around the scales, I paused for a moment and said, ‘To work hard on improving something you can’t do well is good for you. It’s good for you.’
No one else was there.
It is good for me. It’s a steep hill and it’s high but I’ll keep plodding on because I can’t see me ever wanting to stop. I could step off and play alto, which is the bomb for busking, or tenor, which is my favourite of the two, but I’ll keep on practicing soprano, and talking to myself.