Posted by Joe S. on August 09, 1999 at 09:05:44:
In Reply to: recording audition for unaccom. Suite posted by Winton on August 09, 1999 at 05:41:12:
I think that is not genuine to "patch" WITHIN individual movements, but I think that it is pretty much universally accepted as OK to use your best version of each INDIVIDUAL movement. Here, however, is something to keep in mind: If you have to do any one movement quite a few times to get all of the notes right, you really don't have that movement mastered yet. The reviewers will hear many other problems in your final released version of that troublesome movement other than missed notes.
Regarding the recording itself, most teenagers and their parents make the mistake of recording with poor microphones and consumer-grade cassette decks. You will be competing with people who have 1/ used fine microphones that were placed in good places in their well-chosen rooms 2/ made their recordings digitally via d.a.t. or disc which is either transferred to a c.d or maybe $3+ quality cassettes done on a commercial quality cassette recorders (c.d. is best) and 3/ recorded their auditions in acoustically complimentary rooms and with sensitive recording engineers.
Realize that your RECORDED audition is a SUBSTITUTE for a plane ticket, cab fare, restaurant meals, dressing up in a suit, etc. TAKE THIS RECORDING AND ITS SUBMISSION VERY SERIOUSLY, and perhaps those listening to it will, too.