David F. - Phase 4 - Fiddler's Joy

Hi David,

Sorry for the delay but I promise it was worth the wait. Your submission got pegged for a team review… it was that good.

So without further delay, congratulations on passing phase 4! Here's your review from Cameron.

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 Cameron:
Excellent, a touch early to second D in last bar occasionally.

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 Cameron:
Very clean, well done. One tiny lift drop crossing noise from D to E. Time stamp 1.15/16

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 Cameron: Great…. still not convinced about the bag position. Hard to say if the left wrist is impinged. Your playing doesn't sound like it is at all (nice free top-hand work) but it would be good to think about posture for the next one and try to get the pipes up and back in your stance 1/2 cm…

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Cameron: Tuning and steadiness first class!

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