David N. - Phase 4 - Siege of Delhi

Hi Dave,

Thanks so much for this submission. Another very solid performance, that's 3 in a row and across different idioms. Great work. I heard a few small things I'd like you to keep an eye on: First, the hint of some crossing noises, rolling up to F and to High A. Second, a hint of earliness to the cut dot rhythm. I had to slow it down to 50% speed to really hear it but you're just slightly early here. This is something that might easily 'break' as we complicate things with embellishments but let's find out! Welcome to Phase 5 and congrats on your really hard work and solid consistent progress.


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:
Well played to the beat consistently.

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:
Phase 2 fundamentals well on display here. Good job!

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:Good posture and tuning. Right hand looks to have a bit of a bend in the wrist but doesn't seem to affect you.

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Andy: Overall good balance to the chanter. No obvious blowing issues.

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