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iRubric: Percussion Performance Test Rubric

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Percussion Performance Test Rubric 
Overall checklist for Band Performance at a 6-8th grade level. This rubric may also be useful at the High School Level for younger players.
Rubric Code: R6X933
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Subject: Music  
Type: Presentation  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric Percussion Performance
  Unsatisfactory

1 pts

Needs Improvement

2 pts

Satisfactory

3 pts

Good

4 pts

Excellent

5 pts

Hand Position

Unsatisfactory

Sticks/mallets are not held in the proper playing position. Right and/or left hand position is incorrect.
Needs Improvement

Some effort is being made to hold the sticks/mallets correctly but performance is hindered because finger position is incorrect or
sticks are not held at the balance point.
Satisfactory

Hand and finger position are good but the grip is too tight or loose for good stick/mallet control. Rolls may be uneven
Good

Playing position is good but there are minor errors in hand or finger position.
Excellent

Playing position is correct and hand & finger position are correct to allow for good technical facility.
Playing motion

Unsatisfactory

Student is playing from the elbow or shoulder rather than the wrist.
Needs Improvement

Sticks/mallets are too far off the playing surface or remain on the playing surface too long, resulting in a poor quality sound.
Satisfactory

There are some faults in the pattern or direction of the stick motion. (Starting out with an upward rather than a downward motion or poor control of where the stick strikes.)
Good

The playing motion is generally correct with only minor errors.
Excellent

The playing motion is correct, allowing for good control of the stick/mallet and good sound from the instrument.
Rhythm

Unsatisfactory

No evidence of steady pulse
Needs Improvement

Pulse is unstable with major rhythmic errors.
Satisfactory

Pulse is fairly steady but there are frequent or repeated small rhythmic errors.
Good

Steady pulse with few rhythmic errors
Excellent

Steady pulse with accurate rhythms
Dynamics/Style

Unsatisfactory

Student Does not give attention to dynamics, tempo or style indications.
Needs Improvement

Rarely uses dynamics and/or follows indications of tempo or style.
Satisfactory

Use of dynamics is narrow and/or playing is inconsistent in tempo or style.
Good

Student displays ability to play with correct dynamics, phrasing & tempo with only minor errors.
Excellent

Student consistently plays with appropriate dynamics, phrasing & tempo.




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