Here are a few good reasons to record yourself when you practice guitar:
- You can hear what you do right, and get encouragement
- You can hear what you do wrong, to set your practice priorities
- You can keep a record of your progress, to help your long-term motivation
But what is the best way to record yourself as you practice or play? This depends a lot on how and where you practice of course, as well as the type of instrument you use. Nowadays there are a lot of high-quality recorders that are portable and easy to use. I was curious to find out what kind of recording devices are most popular among readers of Not Playing Guitar, so I've created a poll to find out.
You can find the poll widget in the sidebar on the left of the site (you'll have to visit Not Playing Guitar if you're reading this in a feed reader). Please answer the poll to vote for your preferred recording device. You can select multiple answers if you use more than one, or add a comment to this post if you don't see your favorite in the list.
If you feel like it you can leave a comment on this post to give more details of your experience. Why did you choose your recording device? Are you happy with it? Do you experience problems with it? I'd love to hear from you.
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