JD I. - Phase 3 - Peggy Gillies

Hi JD,

Nice work here, a huge improvement over last week! It might feel awkward for a little but stick with it. In the vein there’s two things I’d like to you fix for next week even though this is a pass. First, the drone cords are just a little to far apart. Can you tighten up the distances by about 1 inch each? This should be a little more comfortable too. Second, and this may not be able to happen immediately, but Andrew and I still think a shorter blowstick would be better. The length here is pushing your chanter lower and angling it toward your body. It would be best if it’s straight and also perpendicular to the floor. So keep exploring a shorter blowstick. I know it’s drastically different from what you’re used to but it can really make a difference.

Great work.

Phase 3 Result: 7/7 Requirements Achieved

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
Blowing Steady? Yes
Drones out of tune (with each other) No

Overall Basic Instrument Operation Comments from Carl:
Nice work! Just watch out for that blowstick length and cord spacing.

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