recording practice sessions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jim miller, May 22, 2009.

  1. RichJ

    RichJ Piano User

    Jan 16, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    I just started video taping some of my practicing. I think it's really helpful and also more useful than just recording sound. You notice things when you can actually see yourself that you aren't aware that you are doing, and which aren't necessarily detectable on a recording.
  2. Trumpet-Golfer

    Trumpet-Golfer Pianissimo User

    Dec 9, 2008
    Liverpool, England
    It’s a great Idea!
    I bought myself a cheap cassette recorder about a year after I started playing (I’ve been playing 3 ½ years). As someone else mentioned, it’s a humbling experience. However I’ve found it of great benefit, for example:-
    My recorded playing sounds almost exactly like my unrecorded playing to my ear.
    When I’m frustrated with my progress (or lack of it) a great pick me up is to play a recording from over a year previous. Pick out a tune (I always use Santa Lucia from my first method book ‘A Tune a Day’ as a bench mark) Then re-record it and compare present with past. I can always perceive some improvement, which helps get me back on track.

    Chris Brown.

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