Sven V. - Phase 4 - Muir of Ord

Hi Sven,

Sorry for the delay but Andrew, and I had a listen to this as well as Greig who graded you below. There are a few slightly early moments on some of the Dotted 8th/16th notes but overall for a phase 4 this is super solid. Congrats on passing this phase.

Here's Greig's thoughts: 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 Greig:
Ever so slightly early to the click (and upbeat) @ around 52/53 secs but good adjustments were made and this felt like a small but not a persistent issue. Perhaps for phase 5 we would want more alap, holding the dotted notes more but I felt this was solid for phase 4.

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 Greig:
Solid effort.

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 Greig:Nice sound and posture.

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

Overall Melody/Instrument Integration Comments from Greig:
Maybe the odd thin/ grainy high a but I don't think there were any that were distracting or tonally poor.

Embellishments fundamentally sound? Yes
Basic Expression fundamentally sound? Yes

Embellishment/Expression general comments from Greig:
alap was fine for this level but could be sharper perhaps?

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