I've been asked to perform in chamber music with friends of mine ; most are much more skilled musicians than I, so I am a little scared and not confident at all. I have no experience playing with others at all - maybe a bach flute sonata and some beethoven violin sonata when I was young, but that's it. I've tried playing jazz with friends, but I couldn't follow what was going and had no knowledge of that kind of music so it pretty much failed. The only non-solo piano classical music I listen to are piano concertos... My question would be, since I won't have many choices regarding what I will play, how would you practice ? I'm afraid I won't be in sync with the others, and well, just won't be up to par. I've read something about "music minus one", but I'm highly sceptical and the prices are outrageous (for a student like me). Do I just need a hug, some courage and comprehensive friends, or is there anything besides practicing my part solo I should do ? Since most of my friends are professional musicians and I am not, playing chamber music with them will mostly be because we like to enjoy and share music together - but still, I'd like to be satisfied with my performances. Lastly, I've of course followed the "1 piece, 3 pianos, 3 countries" piano society experiment, so I wondered if it was anything faisible (and useful) to record myself playing say the violin part (on the piano) and accompany myself ?