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Classical 101

In the Key of 'D'anzmayr - Watching Yourself Conduct

One comment I receive from many people after they learn I am on the radio is, "Oh...I can't STAND to listen to recordings of myself!  Is it weird to hear yourself on the radio?" While some would say most of what I do is weird, on or off the air, I can understand their reaction.  When I first heard a recording of my voice, my immediate thought was, "That's how I sound?"  None of us sounds to others as we do to ourselves.  I will not get into a long-winded discussion of bone-conduction, but suffice it to say we are always going to hear ourselves in ways others do not.  What helps those of us in the radio business is to listen to recordings of ourselves, so we know how we sound to others when we do certain things. I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.