Just Ask Sooz

Dear Sooz:

Here is my question. Recently, I learned to play the clarinet. Though I have played many instruments, this one was a bit more of a challenge in some ways.


I have played piano in front of large audiences in the past, but, for some reason, when I try to play clarinet for a couple friends it mostly comes out as squeaks and squeals.


My two friends, Pat and Bob, are very supportive, in fact, too supportive at times, but my feelings of inadequacy are starting to affect my musical confidence.


 I am a mess about this because playing the clarinet in the symphony has always been a dream of mine, and one that I can pursue now that I am over my lip balm addiction. What should I do about this? I fear auditioning in front of my peers and looking a fool. Thank you.


 Blowing In The Wind


Dear Blowing in the Wind:


A musical instrument is like giving a BJ, practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the better you will get. Good luck.

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Comments (5)

  1. noahbody

    Lol! Practice does indeed make perfect

    March 30, 2017
    1. dreamshadow59


      March 30, 2017
  2. briton

    The ability to play a musical instrument is indeed a worthwhile accomplishment.

    March 31, 2017
  3. notthinking

    Lip balm addiction. Is this a thing? Good luck with your fears.

    March 31, 2017
  4. honestycounts

    I’m available in the evenings if you need to practice

    April 06, 2017