Self-Recording in Practice
“There is nothing more fatal for our musical sense, than to allow ourselves – by the hour – to hear musical sounds without really listening to them”
The Musician’s Way, p. 16
Please have a quick read of Gerald Klickstein's blog post on recording ourselves in practice. I agree completely with his point that, "Self-recording in practice provides us with the means to compensate for glitches in our self-perception and memory."
PS. Over the last decade I've accumulated a few hundred gigabytes of practice recordings.
Revised August 2022
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You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.