Marco C. - Phase 3 - Bruce Gandy's Farewell to the Iron Horse

Hi Marco, Thanks for the submission. Nice work! I've got some suggestions for further study below but for now, on to phase 4!


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:
Hi Marco, Nice work here, this squeaks by on a few points but overall, this is really solid. There's room for improvement in the following areas. First, the drones are 100% locked in, I'd love to see just a little better tuning here when we don't have the chanter in the pipes. If you're having trouble with drone tuning, make sure to spend some more time practicing with this simple setup. Second, Blowstick, Drone Angle, and Chanter position are good, but you might explore pushing your chanter out just a hair and angling the drones back 5 degrees more. This small change might be more comfortable in the long run. Lastly, your breathing cycle is again good but you might gain in steadiness with a slightly slower cadence and spending more time using your arm to squeeze. Give the above a try as you move along to phase 4! Keep up the hard work. Cheers, Carl

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