Hey Manny, I did my final recital last week and I just got the dvd and cd back and I had a listen to it. When I finished my recital, other than a few little hangups, I was happy with how it sounded, but as soon as I watched the dvd of it tonight I felt really upset at how it sounded. Hearing the recording doesn't sound like I remember it sounding, and I am now not nearly as happy with the outcome as I was before I heard the playback. This leads me to my question. I constantly get a bit blue when I hear myself played back because I can pick all the little things I don't like about my playing. I guess it is like hearing your voice on a mic and thinking you sound funny. How do you go about critiquing your playing ( especially recordings,) without becoming so critical you get depressed about the outcome even though you may have thought the performance went fine? There seems to be a fine line between listening to learn from the past, and listening and becoming overly picky.