Something clicked last week. I also put new batteries in my tuner and am pleased that I’m on pitch. I’m learning new notes and even, yes, making music. I did record a duet, though doing so without having my metronome on meant that it didn’t come out quite right, but close. Perhaps I’ll post it for my Patreons and of course, I’ll try again.
I’m also finding interesting similarities in fingerings as I move higher in the register between the saxophone and clarinet. I might have started off thinking the two instruments were totally different, but there are more things they have in common than not, I believe.
Right now I’ll continue to practice and we’ll see where it leads.