Remember those lucky pennies Cuin let me hold during my march competition?
Well, listen to this:
For my slow aire, I got comments of
"Nice fingering technique, Blowing unsteady, Chanter not 100% with drones", and "consider a smaller bag to help w/blowing", and 3rd place!
Never got higher than 4th before.
For my (much harder) march, the judge put:
Pt 1: D-throw & D-strikes need more clarity and more low G!
Pt 2: Run a little sticky (D-E-F-High A). Nice ending phrase
Pt 3: Watch G-G note between E & F
Pt 4: Nice.
Slow down tempo to achieve more clarity in doublings. Well played and very musical."
I got FIRST PLACE!
A) the lucky pennies worked,
B) I'm better than I thought I was, or
C) The other competitors were just starting out piping and were really not good.
Or D) All of the above.
For myself, I'm hoping B is true.