Gerald Klickstein, author of The Musician’s Way, never ceases to come up with inspirational and practical ideas for musicians. In his post, Practicing for Recording Sessions, he gives 8 concise, practical tips for a successful recording studio experience. Even though most of our students won’t be involved in such a formal recording experience, his points are easily adaptable for use in the teaching studio as we audio and/or video record students performing their musical selections. I especially love this one:
3. Manage your beginnings and endings
Use longer silent counts to launch each piece and then extend your closing silences, framing every selection in stillness.
Check out the whole post for more great ideas!