Hey guys This is a rather simple question, kind of a poll I suppose. How long did it take you to get 'The Sound' in your playing? When I say the sound, I refer to when did you get that professional tone that all horn players eventually get after years of study/practise. It took me about 6 years. After you got the sound, what direction did you focus your playing on? I became more concerned with improv, style and soloing technique and have been spending years working on those aspects of my playing, among many others. So how long did it take you?