Brian G. - Phase 4 - The Old Wife of Raasay

Hi Brian, Really nice solid work this week. For us, this is a pass, you've got an excellent job playing on the beat with very clean fingerwork. On to phase 5! Cheers, Carl and Andy

Phase 4 Result: 20/20 Requirements Achieved

Metronome Clearly Audible? Yes
"Best" Tempo Selection? Yes
Rhythm/Note-values understood? Yes
Rhythms accurate to the click of the metronome? Yes

Overall Rhythm Comments from Andy:
Playing well to the beat 90% or better. A few instances of falling behind a touch or getting a head a touch but overall quite good to the beat.

Correct Melody Notes? Yes
Hole Coverage Good? Yes
Crossing Noises? No
Correct Gracenotes? Yes
Missed Gracenotes? No
Gracenotes Too Big/Sloppy? No
Gracenotes Out of Sync? No

Overall Basic Melody Comments from Andy:
I heard maybe 2 sync errors and one crossing noise. Generally much improved from last week. One small A to C Crossing near the end.

Bass drone at 45 degree angle? Yes
Blowpipe in center of mouth? Yes
Chanter position centered? Yes
Squeezing Arm impinged? No
Frantic blowing cadence? No
Drones out of tune (with each other) No

Overall Basic Instrument Operation Comments from Andy:Drones well tuned and posture is excellent.

Below Sweet Spot? No
Mental Blowing Anomalies? No
Drones (as unit) out of tune with chanter? No

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Andy: Chanter well tuned. Good sweat spot playing. One small MBA at 1:55-1:58 B strike.

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