Listening to one’s self
In order to hear more ‘objectively’ what my playing sounds like, I recorded a tune that I thought I played pretty well. Unfortunately, when I listened to the recording, I was disappointed. Actually, I’ve tried this a few times, almost always with the same result. It’s not the quality of the recording, it’s the playing.
A normal distribution around people who think they sound better than they expected versus those of us who think we sound worse would be expected. Does that ratio sound right to you, or do you think a majority of players lean one way or the other? It makes me wonder how much variation there is in how good people think they are versus how good they really are.