Recording Yourself for Practice

What I sometimes do, in preparation for rehearsals and service, is to record myself playing along to the original song. Learn how to record.

It may be time-consuming, but it is a really good way to improve. You get to hear your mistakes, stuff that you never knew you made. And you know you're 'there' where your playing really blends in with the music. It's also great to check if the instrument parts blend in, esp if you have two guitars - just layer the guitars and see how it sounds.

Here are some examples of the recordings I've made at home in preparation for rehearsals in church.. the guitar is usually quite overwhelming as I wanted to check how the two guitar parts blend in. I'll update the list as I record more:



If you have/are going to have such recordings, do post them up in the 'recordings/compositions' section of the guitarpraise forum - many of us would like to give constructive comments and help you out!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey how did you put in the singing there? or someone sang it for you? it sounds different from the album

kenny said...

They're from an existing Hillsong recordings..

Anonymous said...

just wondering.. where can i find the lyrics/chords/mp3 for the song " glory to God". if u can please send it to -macau_boy@hotmail.com- i wanna share it with my church

kenny said...

Hey,
Check out their website at: http://www.paradise.asn.au/

I usually order my Christian cds at www.christianmusichouse.com

Aaron said...

Woah, Kenny there is some nice recording you have there man. Keep it up:)

Cruxifer said...

Hey, how'd you manage to do such a clean overwriting of the original elec guitar play?

mike said...

Pretty good, recording.. Must have a good interface in the computer... Either one meant for guitar or a good mixer usb or firewire, with a guitar amp that plugs in to a mixer through an xlr cable (like the ones for a standard mic at church).

My sound is not as good, its getting better, but i just need a better interface now...