Simply put, record yourself fairly often, because when we do, we always hear things that we want to fix, things we didn’t realize we were doing.

But that’s not the only reason to do it; it also validates the things we’re doing well. A recording often gives us that “pat on the back” we all need from time to time.

And finally, don’t let it turn into an insurmountably complex project; just turn on your phone or your computer and start recording. Either of those will usually give you a high enough quality to give you valuable information about every aspect of your playing, even your sound.

If we’re not doing this, we’re really just kidding ourselves that we’re practicing to improve.