Daniel C. - Phase 5 - The Wise Maid

Hi Dan, Really nice work here and congrats on passing your phase 5. Andrew and I just wanted to note an irregular blowing cadence as a point for continued improvement. While this recording is fairly steady, there's a higher risk for MBAs when the blowing cadence isn't regular and consistent (and unattached to what we are playing). Let's make this your focus of over the coming months as you explore your bagpipe 'freedom'. Keep up the regular submissions and great job with this tune. Below are the note from Greig:

Phase 5 Result: 22/22 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 Greig:
Tempo on the bright side but it's working for you. You are in control, musical sounding and on the click. Even when there is a doubt that you were not spot on, you make good adjustments and the next click is bang on time.

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 Greig:
Really good effort.

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 Greig:The drones are well tuned!

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Greig:
Really good effort. High G possibly a touch on the flat side, but consistent in terms of pitch and blowing.

Embellishments fundamentally sound? Yes
Basic Expression fundamentally sound? Yes

Embellishment/Expression general comments from Greig:
I could say that the hornpipe strikes are inconsistent in a very minor way but in reality this was really well played and I would be going out of my way to find faults.

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