EvanP wrote:Somehow I think it's still going to be a challenge to sort through several weeks of recordings.
Definitely. I've done that twice now, once after a one-month trip, and once after a two-month trip. It's a lot of work, no matter what you do.
Tip: resist the temptation to record everything. Instead, be judicious about when and how much you record. Talk to your teachers and ask whether they are willing to spend some time at the end of a lesson to separately play all the parts and/or solos for you to record. If so, do that. Not only does this mean that you can focus on the lesson instead of fiddling with the recorder all the time, but it also means that you'll have a lot less boring material to wade through later. (Editing a recording of a whole two-hour class can be really tedious, considering that, often, there might be only three or four minutes in it that you actually want to keep.)