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Hi I’m Vi Wickam and this is another myTalenForge.com Quick Tip of the Week!
I’ve received a question and the question is: Should I record myself? Well here’s my answer… Heck yes!
You should definitely record yourself! Recording yourself gives you a chance to hear what you actually sound like.
Because when you’re playing, you’re in the mode of playing. And it’s hard to really listen well while you’re thinking about the execution of the song.
So if I’m thinking about […]… it’s hard for me to really know what that sounds like.
But if I have a recorder going, and I record myself, I play it back, and I say “oh! That doesn’t sound quite like I thought it sounded like!”
So being in that moment of listening is great while I’m playing, but I can really focus on listening if I record myself and play it back.
So I highly encourage you to get a recorder- use your iPhone, use your Android phone, use whatever phone or recorder you have. Record yourself when you’re playing.
Play it back so you can listen to it and really listen carefully, and hear the mistakes you made, hear when you’re a little out of tune, or a little out of time, and take that back- take those lessons to heart.
And I promise you it will help make you a better player.
That’s your [my] Talent Forge Quick Tip of the Week! Have an awesome day and I’ll see you next time!
PS. If you are really wanting to get better at music, you might benefit from the Peak Performance Series by Dr. David Wallace.