For All the World to Hear
June 24, 2010 at 3:44 AM
Elise's discussion thread on what we sound like got me to thinking about the anxiety of publishing our performances.
As an amateur, I'm well aware of my shortcomings. I record my practice sessions regularly so that I may evaluate my progress between lessons. Listening to these recordings is often a very painful experience. I become hyper-aware of my shortcomings in intonation, shifting techniques, dynamic changes, and a plethora of other issues. I will obsessively record myself over and over again to correct mistakes in search of the "perfect recording" that I feel comfortable to share with others.
Though what I post seemed satisfactory at the time, a few months later will I revisit those recordings and wonder what I was thinking when I published. How could I possibly post something like that for public scrutiny?
Then I remember what music is all about and share my best effort.
Of course music is to share and I commend you.
Personally I find the idea of releasing something I've recorded just too exposing - at the moment.
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