A quick recording made using my new Zoom H4n.
- Mode: Stereo
- Microphone(s) used: Built-in, 90 degrees
- Format: 44.1 Kilohertz, 16 bit
- Functions performed on recording: Normalise, Convert to MP3 (320 kilobits/second)
- H4n Firmware Revision: 1.40 (System), 1.01 (Boot)
It's only audio as I don't currently have a video camera - a Kodak Zi8 and a black backdrop are on my wish list.
- Performed by: John Cook
- Title: Rondo
- Composed by: Ferdinando Carulli
- Score/Arrangement used: Page 110, Solo Guitar Playing: Book One, Frederick M. Noad
Not only was this played with my nails cut rather short (nails keep splitting for some reason) but it's also the first time I've heard what I sound like on my cheap classical guitar from the front.*
- Guitar Brand: Palma
- Manufacturer: John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd
- Country of Origin: China
- Purchased from: Argos
- Strings used: D'Addario Pro-Arte EJ45's
* Technically, the first time I've heard what I really sound like. I tried recording a clip on my Nokia 5300 a while back when I was wondering if I really needed a video camera or if I could just make do with just a phone and/or a good mic.
A plastic cereal container isn't that good of a substitute for a microphone stand, and semi-perching on a bed is probably not the most ergonomic position to play in, but those aside it doesn't sound that bad other than a little slip near the end.
One of the reasons I've used (other than money) for not getting a better classical guitar is that if I don't sound OK on a cheap guitar then I won't be getting my money's worth from a decent guitar. That and not knowing how I actually sound although you won't see me buying a stereo guitar any time soon.