Larry S. - Phase 5 - The Wise Maid

Hi Larry, Really nice work here. We really enjoyed this performance as you consistently demonstrated the ability to produce the fundamental skills of piping. Very solid across the board and what minor exceptions there were proving your overall understanding and ability to use the fundamentals to create a good performance. Great work here and congrats on earning your bagpipe freedom. Below are your comments from Cameron. Cheers, Carl

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 Cameron:
There was a tendency to be a touch ahead but you managed it well.

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 Cameron:
Well played…. some slight untidiness from High A to D.. not always nailing that change

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 Cameron:Posture is good… I would want to move the pipes back in your stance about a cm.. so inside of left elbow would be closer to the outside tenor stock and the bag would sit a little further back, off the wrist.

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Cameron:

Embellishments fundamentally sound? Yes
Basic Expression fundamentally sound? Yes

Embellishment/Expression general comments from Cameron:

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