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Thanks to both of you for the feedback! As for Ken’s wordiness, I’m good with that as I’ve learned a lot by reading your older posts! 🙂
The book that I have is the Sweet Pipes book. I do like that it has a lot of exercises, and doesn’t spend a lot of time on reading music and timing since I already know that at least as well as the beginner books ever describe it. I’ll definitely look into the books that Ken suggested above, thanks.
>You’ll want someone to help drill you in notes and rhythm, tell you when you are consistently playing a wrong note, rushing or lagging, etc.
Yeah, I think that’s my bigger reason for considering lessons — I do have a tendency to be a bit sloppy with my timing, and did notice last night that I was already messing up one note and had to go back and re-practice it. Using a chromatic tuner and playing really slowly and holding the notes helped me check that I was both doing the right finger pattern as well as blowing the proper amount of air — I tended to be a bit flat a first as I was concerned about pushing it too far.