Monthly Archives: February 2014

Recording by Ear, part 5: Reassurance

Whether in studio or concert-hall, recording involves an engineer and audio equipment; and it’s reassuring to know that we needn’t be intimidated by them, for as musicians we already

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Recording by Ear, part 4: Intimate Communication

The Performance Loop Some of my best friends make superb recordings in the studio. My hat’s off to them! In a way, I’m lucky to be unable

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Recording by Ear, part 3: Studio vs. Concert Hall

Performance Olympics I’ve been asked for recording advice by fellow musicians ranging from gifted 12-year-olds to young professionals to performers in mid-career. I no sooner mention

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Recording by Ear, part 2: How I Record

In Part 1, we asked: Audience or no audience? For me personally, the answer is simple:

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Recording by Ear, part 1: Live & Dead

(To the tune of “Maria”) Recording! I search for a way of recording. I found an engineer, But nothing’s very clear To me! Recording! He’s got his own way of distorting. And suddenly I’ve found How dry my gorgeous sound Can be! Recording! Play it loud and it sounds like braying! But too late! It’s […]

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