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Recording Your Practice

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Many musicians find it very valuable to record their practice sessions. Your will hear things you had no idea you are doing. You may easily hear tempo instability and intonation problems that are difficult to pick up which you are working on playing. You may notice valve noises, loud breathing, or other distracting sounds.

The problem is that a lot of portable recorders have poor microphones and use automatic level control to adjust recording volume, which messes up the sound even more. I have posted some information about some very nice-sounding portable recorder / microphone combinations on my forum:

Portable Recording Equipment

Even if you are not in a position to buy a recorder and are forced to use inferior equipment, it may be valuable to record your practice anyway. Try it - you might like it!

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