François K. - Phase 5 - Murdo Lamont's Spree

Hi François,

Sorry for the delay here but I have some good news. After through review Greig, Andrew and I are all in agreement, this is a resounding pass. Very nice playing here, your hard work as paid off. Congratulations and we'll look forward to your future submission as a bagpipe freedom earner.

Great work!


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:
One GDE ever so slightly had the E gracenote early to the click, and the final strike was perhaps a tiny bit ahead of the click also. But on the whole this was accurate 99% of the 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:
Well played.

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:Instrument sounding as it should be - excellent.

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Greig:
Excellent sound.

Embellishments fundamentally sound? Yes
Basic Expression fundamentally sound? Yes

Embellishment/Expression general comments from Greig:
Solid for the most part displaying good control, accuracy and understanding.

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