artdecade wrote:I suppose I need to figure out a way to record myself! Also, would this be a good thread to discuss interpretations of the Sor pieces? I have two recorded versions (Kazuhito Yamashita and Enea Leone) that are very different. I don't want to derail the thread though.
You pose two different questions, artdecade
- how to record your renditions and
- whether this the right place to discuss interpretations of Sor pieces by others than those learning together the 25 pieces of Sor's Opus 60.
Concerning the 1st question, well, it is simple: get yourself a microphone, connect it to an iPhone, and Android smartphone, a Macintosh or a PC and use a recording application in any of these platforms to record a sound file. In my case I use an iRig microphone. This mic comes with a Lightning USB cable that I connect directly to my iPhone. In the iPhone I use the Handy Rec. app by ZOOM as a recording app (there are others, iRig also has one). The .wav sound file produced by the app is then transferred to my PC, and there, I installed the Audacity audio editor (it's free) to cut extra silences at the ends and those parts which came out not so well and had to be repeated (no need to stop the recording, just interrupt your play and start the section again). The Audacity program also allows you to generate .wma and .mp3 files that you then upload to the Forum together with your post. Other combinations are also possible. Henny
, for instance, is using an Apogee mic which he connects directly to his Mac and uses Garageband as the recording application.
As for your second question I agree with Henny
. In reality, we listen to different renditions of Sor's Opus 60 pieces when preparing any piece, but tend to discuss/criticise only our own renditions. You see, we are not top players, nor teachers of classic guitar, we are just modest students which use this platform to help each other learning Sor's Opus 60 compositions instead of going it alone.
I hope to have been of help...