Recording Your Practice to Advance Your Own Performance Standards
Play all the music as soon as possible. - Gunther Schuller (or something to that general effect; paraphrased)
You must be aware of problems to fix them. Focus on these four areas when you listen to playback of your practice. Rehearse solutions, then record the passage again. Listen critically, but with a positive, constructive attitude.
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Do I deviate from metronomic rhythm because the music invites deviation, or because my technique wavers?
- Your recording device is the most factual, unbiased and clear reflection of what you are really doing.
- You are the most important judge of your own work.
- Your attitude about yourself, your ability and your musicianship are the most important factors in your development. Take a look at the survey below to see where you stand.