Larry S. - Phase 4 - Peggy Gillies

Hi Larry,

Very nice work here this week. Playing is really solid here and pipes sound great. There's a few minor points that you should keep working on and definitely don't make the simplified versions strangers but it's time to move on to phase 5! Here's a few things to watch out for. One or two sync errors right at the end when you fell off the beat for 2 beats. Some borderline MBAs on High Gs, I watched your blowing it doesn't seem to be intrinsically linked to the note but it is a sensitive note so we hear the change between blowing and squeezing. I think that fact that we do hear it and that you didn't change your blowing is evidence it's not a MBA but there are some gains to be made in steadiness overall. Lastly, the rhythm was accurate here but the short notes are much large than they need to be, this is a phase 5 topic anyway and what you'll work on next. Make those short notes all the same size and as short as musically possible. Great work here and really consistent progress. Nice work and welcome to phase 5!

Carl and Chance

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 here. Watch out for a few moments on the front edge of the beat.

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:
Good overall. Keep an eye on the size of your D gracenotes.

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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