Hello Mr. Jtarpley I am another comeback kid from the sixty's I play a Getzen Severinsen eterna and have been playing for about 5 months now. I do have a teacher also, and even though I can go up to a high c he stresses the low work outs from the Clark tech studies and does not want to push the upper register to much right now. I know he is right because I can feel the strenth building in my chops and the notes are easier to play without getting tired too soon. It is hard to be patiient but well worth it, as my teacher say you don't start out weight lifting at 300pounds you start out light and that goes for the musells in your face as well. Wellcome to TM CW Schroeder.