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Beginner Violin Assessment 
Evaluation of Violin technique
Rubric Code: GX3CB82
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Subject: Music  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric Violin Technique,
Level I
  Excelling

10 pts

Proficient

8 pts

Fair

6 pts

Emerging

4 pts

Minimal

2 pts

Professionalism
5 %

Excelling

Shows attentiveness and listens quietly while others are speaking and tuning. Always brings supplies to rehearsal: shoulder rest, folder, music, rosin. Presents preparation for each lesson/rehearsal.
Proficient

Attentive and listens quietly while others are speaking and tuning the majority of the time. Brings all supplies to rehearsal almost always. Displays preparation most of the time.
Fair

Attentive, listens and is quiet about half of the time. Brings most of their supplies most of the time. Displays preparation some of the time.
Emerging

Every now and then demonstrates attentiveness, listening and quiet. Brings some of their supplies some of the time. Displays preparation occasionally.
Minimal

Needs to demonstrate some attentiveness, listening and quiet. Occasionally brings some of their supplies. Needs to demonstrate preparation for class.
Instrument Set-up
5 %

Excelling

Always opens case from the proper position. Sets up shoulder rest quickly and accurately. Tightens and loosens bow accurately. Applies 2-3 strokes of rosin per practice. Wipes instrument with soft cloth at end of rehearsal.
Proficient

Opens case from the proper position most of the time. Sets up shoulder rest accurately with some urgency. Tightens and loosens bow. Applies some rosin most of the time. Wipes instrument most of the time.
Fair

Opens case from the proper position some of the time. Sets shoulder rest accurately without reminder. Tightens and loosens bow with some reminders. Applies rosin some of the time. Wipes instrument sometimes.
Emerging

Opens case properly when reminded. Sets shoulder rest when reminded. Tightens and loosens bow when reminded. Applies rosin erratically. Wipes instrument sparsely.
Minimal

Open case results in occasional dropping of instrument or bow. Only sets shoulder rest when reminded. Tightens and loosens bow only when reminded. Needs to apply some rosin. Needs to wipe instrument.
Posture
10 %

Excelling

Always sits upright at the edge of chair, with feet flat. Instrument is in it's proper position: violin/viola parallel to the floor, supported by chin.
Proficient

Frequently sits upright at the edge of chair, feet flat. Frequently demonstrates proper position.
Fair

Sits upright at the edge of the chair with feet flat most of the time. Instrument is parallel and supported by chin most of the time.
Emerging

Occasionally sits upright at the edge of the chair with feet flat. Instrument is occasionally supported by the chin and held parallel to the floor.
Minimal

Needs to demonstrate posture: sit upright at the edge of the chair with feet flat. Needs to hold instrument by the chin, parallel to the floor.
Left Hand/Arm
10 %

Excelling

Always has elbow under instrument, wrist back, fingers curved, nails short.
Proficient

Has elbow under instrument, wrist back, fingers curved and nails short the majority of the time.
Fair

Has elbow under instrument, wrist back, fingers curved and nails short some of the time.
Emerging

Has elbow under instrument, wrist back, fingers curved and nails short when reminded.
Minimal

Needs to place elbow under the instrument, wrist back, fingers curved and nails short.
Right Hand
10 %

Excelling

Violin/Viola: Thumb bent, placed between the pad and frog, opposite 2/3 fingers. 2/3 fingers across stick between 2nd and 3rd joint. Hand leans toward tip. Pinky bent and on top of the stick.
Proficient

Frequently has thumb bent, placed between the pad and frog, opposite the 2nd and 3rd fingers. 2nd and 3rd fingers are placed between the 2nd and 3rd knuckle. Pinky frequently bent and on top of the stick.
Fair

Often has thumb bent, placed between the pad and frog, opposite the 2nd and 3rd fingers. 2nd and 3rd fingers are placed between the 2nd and 3rd knuckle. Pinky often bent and on top of the stick.
Emerging

Occasionally has thumb bent, placed between the pad and frog, opposite the 2nd and 3rd fingers. 2nd and 3rd fingers are occasionally placed between the 2nd and 3rd knuckle. Pinky occassionally bent and on top of the stick.
Minimal

Needs to demonstrate bent thumb, placed between the pad and frog, opposite the 2nd and 3rd fingers. 2nd and 3rd fingers need to be placed between the 2nd and 3rd knuckle. Pinky needs to be bent and on top of the stick.
Bow Usage
15 %

Excelling

Bow is placed between the finger board and bridge. Plays with weight that makes a constant tone. Demonstrates knowledge of up bow down bow and lift. Able to play quarter and half notes.
Proficient

Frequently places bow between the finger board and bridge. Frequently plays with weight that makes a constant tone. Frequently demonstrates knowledge of up, down and lift markings. Frequently able to play quarter and half notes.
Fair

Often places bow between the finger board and bridge. Often plays with weight that makes a constant tone. Often demonstrates knowledge of up, down and lift markings. Often able to play quarter and half notes.
Emerging

Occasionally places bow between the finger board and bridge. Occasionally plays with weight that makes a constant tone. Occasionally demonstrates knowledge of up, down and lift markings. Occasionally able to play quarter and half notes.
Minimal

Needs to place bow between the finger board and bridge. Needs to play with weight that produces a constant tone. Needs to demonstrate knowledge of up, down and lift markings. Needs to demonstrate accuracy playing quarter and half notes
Intonation/Notation
15 %

Excelling

Places fingers on appropriate tapes comfortably and confidently. Demonstrates ability to read and play all notes in the D and G major, one octave scale, demonstrating confidence.
Proficient

Places fingers on appropriate tapes. Demonstrates ability to read and play all notes in the D and G major, one octave scale.
Fair

Frequently places fingers on appropriate tapes. Frequently demonstrates ability to read and play all notes in the D and G major, one octave scale.
Emerging

Sometimes places fingers on appropriate tapes. Demonstrates some ability to read and play some of the notes in the D and G major, one octave scale.
Minimal

Needs to place fingers on appropriate tapes. Needs to demonstrate ability to read and play notes of the D and G major one octave scale.
Rhythm
10 %

Maintains proper rhythm, uses metronome in practice, plays well with accompaniment.

Excelling

Proficient

Fair

Emerging

Minimal

Vibrato
10 %

Practices vibrato using proper method and exercises, uses proper form and technique, institutes vibrato in performance.

Excelling

Proficient

Fair

Emerging

Minimal

Musicality
10 %

Dresses properly for performances, memorization of pieces, presentation and integration of all techniques

Excelling

Proficient

Fair

Emerging

Minimal




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  • Violin, Formative Assessment

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