I have a pretty standard upright piano and I'd like to move some of my playing+singing from guitar to piano as a way to get more comfortable playing chords.
I like to record myself - just for fun or getting feedback, nothing more serious - and I wondered how to position microphone(s). Well - a vocal mic is simple enough but whereabouts would a mic go to record the piano? Just somewhere near the piano, inside it? I obviously wouldn't want to get too much vocal bleed into a piano mic which makes me think I need to somehow position it far away from my mouth but close to the piano sound?
Or, is a single vocal mic (or smart phone, etc) actually a decent approach since it will tend to get a good vocal/piano balance?
I'm probably after two levels of answer:
- If I just use my phone to record a rough copy, where should I put it?
- If I am trying to get a half-decent recording what should I do?