Kervadec F. - Phase 4 - Murdo MacKenzie of Torridon

Hi Franch.

Nice work here and really nice on the beat playing. I enjoyed listening through your performances here. Maybe just a little work to be done on the chanter sound, it's a bit harsh or raspy. It sound like it's the reed to me more than under blowing but let's double check that just in case. I'll look forward to hearing you phase 5's next! Great work and congrats on passing this phase!


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 Carl:
Nice work here, play nicely on the click.

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 Carl:
Nice scale nav here. Gracenote size excellent.

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 Carl:Good posture and drone tuning.

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Carl: Sounding pretty good but chanter is a little raspy. Maybe not the best reed or perhaps a tiny bit more pressure would give a better sound. But you certainly have control over the instrument. Let's work to refine this sound a little as you work on your phase 5. Nice job!

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