You are SO IMPORTANT!     In a chamber ensemble if you do not play the note it will not be played. In a larger ensemble the sound of your part needs you. Soft or loud. Without you it will not be as good.

How do you learn a new part?   “Neptune Run” by Eric Pearson

1.  Clap or tap the rhythm.     2.  Identify note names.    3. Identify fingerings.  4. Look at dynamic markings.