I'm 55 now and picked the horn back up couple of years ago. After I lost my parents a few years back I decided I would pursue some things in my life I enjoy. Kinda don't want to wait too long til its too late. Some of you may relate.
That's the back story ,Now I play 3rd with a swing band and I really like it a lot. I've been taking lessons and trying to get to a level where I don't struggle so much but I have reached a point where I don't seem to progress in range or in being able to do runs and faster parts. I'm a mechanic so my fingers seem to be tighter and not move as fast or well as some .
I really want to get past this plateau and progress to a point where I feel comfortable with the higher range and faster parts. I could use some help or is this something I just have to work through??