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Howdy from Costa Rica,
I have been learning how to play Viola for almost 4 months, my sound have gone better, and according to my teacher, im doing pretty well. Now i was invited to join the conservatory orquesta as they used to have only one Viola, now we are 2 but we have discovered a issue i got with reading the scores...
I know how to read them but i think that at some moment at the beggining of my learning i started memorizing the scores instead reading them and playing directly... now that i have to play a lot of songs it is difficult for me to keep up with the orquesta... and i would like to solve this before the issue becomes greater...
I tried to be clear as much as i could,
Desperate replies, none of which may do you any good:
Wear earmuffs so you cannot hear what you are playing while reading music.
Have a recording of some other music played through earphones loudly enough that you cannot hear what you are doing while you are playing the viola.
Replace your bow with a smooth light wooden dowel so playing the viola with it produces no noise.
Better still, try:
Willpower and perseverence.