Why you should record yourself singing for faster growth.
Every time I record myself singing I'm amazed that what I think my voice sounds like is not really accurate. We can't hear the totality the sound when listening to our own voices unless we listen to a recording or our voices amplified through a sound system. What we hear is the external sound mixed with the sound resulting from sympathetic vibrations in our skull (kicked off from the vocal cords.)
One of the cool things about recording is that you get immediate feedback and can hear the complete sound of the voice. It's the external complete sound that our audience hears so shouldn't we know what it sounds like? If you aren't recording your singing on a regular basis I can guarantee that your progress will be much slower. By recording our voices we can listen back, make a more accurate judgement to identify what's lacking vocally from both a technical and artistic standpoint.
How we sing when practicing technical voice building exercises is usually different than when we're singing songs artistically. The nuances of how we tell the story and color the voice with our emotions need to be the main focus when "really singing." Recording allows us to hear how our voice behaves technically when singing from a creative, expressive, artistic place and let that point us to what technical work we need to do to improve. This is such a powerful way to take your singing to the next level! I truly believe that most singers will make more progress from recording and listening back to our singing in one day than spending months practicing. I'm completely blown away by this every time I do it myself! Here's an example... Go to the Blog Page to read -