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Mendy Smith

Recording yourself

March 11, 2007 at 3:23 AM

After some inspiration from this site, and realizing that I had never heard myself play before, I bought a Sony IC recorder (about $150). It is easy to use, portable, good sound quality, and I can download it on my PC.

So, I set to recording myself practice today. Not so bad! In fact, if I may compliment myself, pretty darned good - for the pieces and sections I know.

From William Yap
Posted on March 11, 2007 at 11:49 AM
I wish I like my recorded playing as you much as you like yours. I'm quite disgusted and discouraged when I listen to myself. My teacher put her foot down and said I have to do it.
From parmeeta bhogal
Posted on March 11, 2007 at 12:36 PM
Thanks!!! for the recipe; trying it out today with bok or pak choi mixed with local spinach.
From Neil Cameron
Posted on March 11, 2007 at 2:25 PM
Sooo, young lady, when are you going to post it on here so we can allllll hear you. :) :) :)

Neil

From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on March 11, 2007 at 8:59 PM
I record myself using my digital camera. The sound quality is horrible, so I've never been willing to post any of it. Thanks for the suggestion of what I could buy to upgrade my recording! I had been feeling overwhelmed by choices.

But even with the small tinny microphone on my camera I've also been relatively pleased with how I sound when recorded. My intonation is usually better than I expect, except when it isn't. There have been a couple of times when I was really glad I recorded myself because I hadn't realized just how out of tune something was and how much it stuck out. I think recording myself helps call my attention to and isolate problem areas much more quickly.

From Mendy Smith
Posted on March 12, 2007 at 4:24 AM
Niel - I'll post when I learn all the sections to the pieces that I know :)

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