I’m a returning adult player, and I think I’m losing what’s left of my mind! Suppose I have two pieces, one I’m familiar with, and the other an exercise that doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I can play the piece I know (especially if the words are there and I can “sing along”) almost on first reading, but the exercise pieces are just disasters, even after multiple times through them. It doesn’t seem to be fingering, but an embouchure problem. I can go back and run up and down the appropriate scale, hitting each note separately or with one breath, without any problems. But I get back to the exercise and it falls apart. It’s like if I don’t know what the note is supposed to sound like in my head, I can’t find it. I've got the fingering right, but the notes aren't there. Somebody help me before I have to go into therapy <G>.