Hey guys, so something I've noticed, is that I sound much more edgy, scratchy in recordings than what I hear when I am actually playing. This is especially true when I play slower pieces.
The other day I was recording some random piece(I think it was the meditation from thais, or vocalise?). It was something slow and short, and when I got done playing it, I was very happy and satisfied with how I played the piece. However, when I heard the recording, it just sounded awful. None of the subtle phrasing showed up at all. I was just so grossed out at all the unnecessary accents that I had to just hit the clear all button on my phone. Is that how I actually sound to the audience, or if my mind is playing tricks on me, and I actually sound way better than the version I recorded. I swear when I play, I know I am not perfect, but everytime i have a bow stroke, it just shows up terribly in the recording.
By the way, I'm using the video setting on the camera of my Iphone to record my playing. Could this be the problem? Anyway, just someone tell me if I am delusional or not, the fact that I think I sound 100 times better in person than recorded in terms of tone quality. Obviously there is no way for me to post an unrecorded clip of my playing... Thanks!
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