“Take 4? Take it back!”

Here’s one of my early efforts at using the GoPro to video myself playing guitar. (The purpose is for me to be able to evaluate my technique, rather than to entertain others) Like many people I really don’t like seeing myself on camera much. I can’t help but think I look like a former pastor, Donald Winters, who recently passed. Or maybe I look more like a Bassett Hound.

 

While this wasn’t a perfect performance I do think the sound of the guitar is pretty. The simple study is called Boat Song. I’m actually playing Part 1 of a duet. Part 2 is being played by a recording which came with the Aaron Shearer method book I’ve been using.

The camera angle is wider than I’d like, unfortunately this is what the GoPro action camera is designed for. I’ve since re-read the manual and changed the settings from 720p to 1080p which will make the field of view slightly  narrower in future recordings.