So I recently, no that Im out of school for the summer I have been trying to drastically improve my playing starting back to basic fundamentals to really become the most efficient player I can be. I have been very diligently practicing with discipline. not playing very high doing lots of long tones, mid range flexibility, playing with VERY little pressure and lots of very soft playing and paying a lot of attention to detail. Even though its only been about 2 or 3 weeks my low register and middle in the staff register sounds gorgeous. Best SOUND I think I'v had ever but once I try to even like play a G# or A above the staff that quickly changes and becomes very thin and out of tune, no vibrancy to the sound whatsoever. and playing loud is just pointless because it sounds terrible and I just cant do it. Is this just something that is going to take time or am I making a mistake by doing this? And like when sound I start getting back to playing higher? I hear all of these pros and great teachers talk about playing soft to build your sound and range and to teach your body the coordination and so I have been doing that and its just seems like its inhibiting my range and intonation? ... or am I just being an impatient young kid wanting a change to happen soon then nature allows??