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    JMcAlack
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    I find it difficult to know how my playing tone sounds across a room. When under ear it seems so harsh but recorded it sounds fine. Does anyone else struggle with this? How do you judge from your own perspective /

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    Musicloverk
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    This is good to know. I’ve been delaying recording myself because of my self criticism of the sound and perfectionism. Maybe I’ll try recording soon.

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    silvergirl
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    I notice that my perception of my own intonation is very different when I listen to a recording of myself versus under my ear while I play. Anyone else notice that? What are some remedies? Experience?

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    murakami sandy
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    i too was afraid to record myself because of the sound i hear. maybe i’ll try then

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    dilawless54
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    I have noticed that video taping myself I can not only hear things differently but I can see things differently (such as crooked bowing). I think it is a great way to keep a progress of how you are doing. I will retake the same song a couple of months later and compare and the improvement is really noticeable whereas when you hear yourself each day it is less noticeable.

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    JMcAlack
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    Video taping sounds like a good idea. I’ll have to look into that. What type of equipment do you use to video tape?

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    Priscilla Gaskins
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    Hi I have the very same problem- it sounds awful to me right under my ear and my teacher will say I played the piece well- I have trouble recording for one I don’t think the recording sounds exactly like what I am playing and I always am very critical of myself and think I play terrible!I would like to really know what my playing sounds like across the room or to others.I feel like sometimes people will tell you you played well so not to hurt your feelings-I want to know the truth-also when people are being honest with me when they say I played well I don’t believe them because I am highly critical of myself!
    I use my i phone or i pad to record and don’t think they do a good job- what is the best recorder to use for music without going to a lot of expense?

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    JMcAlack
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    The Zoom H2n Handi Recorder works well. Not cheap at about $160.00 but has many uses. You can use it to record live music to listen to later. Surprisingly good quality.
    I imagine that if you take lessons it would be useful for review.
    I’m sure others might have some suggestions also.

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    MaryKateW
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    My teacher says I have good intonation, but it sounds awful to me. I never thought about recording myself to see what others hear. Maybe I should do that.

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    JMcAlack
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    If you just want to check your intonation then you can use almost anything to record. It doesn’t have to be hi-fidelity. An iPhone, iPad or your computer will do. Probably not a cassette player however 😎

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