James N. - Phase 4 - Peggy Gillies

Hi James,

Nice work here on the buy-in. Well played. Some micro surges and small movements on some of the notes but overall very steady. Well tuned.

There were two issues in your performance that I heard. First, a small sync error in part three and a small hole coverage issue in part 4. For me, these were exceptions to an otherwise very solid performance. This performance just ticks past the criteria for a pass but as you move on to phase 5 now, I would recommend taking nice small steps in integrating only one or two embellishment types per tune. Keep your focus on producing a really good tone, tuning, and rhythmic accuracy. Make so you keep this performance as the standard for all subsequent performances and don't sacrifice the quality just to integrate embellishments. Congratulations, I know you've worked very hard to get here and that's paid off. Keep up your neverending pursuit of improvement. Nice work!


Here are Chance's notes as well:

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 Chance:
Good control here
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 Chance:
Potential hole coverage in part 2 phrase 1
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 Chance:Very good here.
Below Sweet Spot? No
Mental Blowing Anomalies? No
Drones (as unit) out of tune with chanter? No
Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Chance: Solid sound.

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