I record some of my practice sessions because it’s really hard to critique my own playing while I’m playing. In this clip, I’m trying to use the F minor pentatonic scale to spontaneously compose a melody. In the second chorus, I am trying to adapt the head to “Eastern Standard Time” by Don Drummond before returning to minor penatonic noodling.
I went out and got myself a proper microphone to record my trombone stuff. The above piece is recorded on an Audio Technica AT2020 Microphone routed through an interface to an iPad running the Acapella app for multi-tracked videos. The backing track is from iReal Pro.
This setup does seem to produce a better sound that just using the mic in my phone, which is what I had been doing.
The Tweed Ride happened. It was magnificent. If you missed it, you’ve earned my pity.