When you are playing a test piece in a contest(or a pressured situation) that involves lots of tricky, fast finger work, should you practice it until you know it without dots, or should you always try to read it? I realise that this might sound rather odd but i find that i sometimes have a psychological clash between the two. As soon as i start to learn a piece of music i begin to memorise it, and subsequently when i am trying to stay focused on reading i end up going into automatic pilot. Any ideas? Cheers B.U.M.