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iRubric: Music -Jazz Improvisation Assessment Rubric

iRubric: Music -Jazz Improvisation Assessment Rubric

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Music -Jazz Improvisation Assessment Rubric built by LukeBat

Rubric Code: FXCA7W8
assessment of basic improvisational skills applied to general progressions such as blues form, 2-5-1, etc.
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Keywords: jazz, blues, improvisation, music
Categories: Subjects: Music  
Types: Presentation   Assignment   Assessment  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric Basic Improvisation
  Advanced
4 pts
Benchmarked
3 pts
Needs Improvement
2 pts
Targeted Instruction
1 pts
Rhythmic Accuracy
Advanced

The improvisation is always in time, maintains a steady beat, swings, and more advanced rhythms are used
Benchmarked

The improvisation is mostly in time, mostly maintains a study beat, swings, and includes mostly quarter and eight notes.
Needs Improvement

The improvisation is frequently out of time or awkward, frequently does not maintain a steady beat, frequently does not swing, and utilizes simple rhythms
Targeted Instruction

The improvisation is almost never in time, does not maintain a steady beat, does not swing, and utilizes very simple rhythm.
Tonal Accuracy
Advanced

The improvisation is always harmonically and melodically accurate to the chord changes being used, and is always in the proper tonality. Chord changes and structure are always evident.
Benchmarked

The improvisation is mostly harmonically and melodically accurate, and is, for the most part, in the proper tonality. Chord changes and structure are mostly apparent.
Needs Improvement

The improvisation contains many harmonic and melodic inaccuracies, and is not often in the proper tonality. Chord changes and structure are occasionally apparent.
Targeted Instruction

The improvisation is harmonically and melodically inaccurate, and not in the proper tonality. Chord changes are structure are not apparent.
Creativity and interpretation
Advanced

The improvisation utilizes extensive ornamentation and complex rhythms. Phrases flow from one to the other and has vocal quality at times. Rhythmic and melodic emphasis naturally falls on beats.
Benchmarked

The improvisation utilizes some ornamentation and, at times, complex rhythms. Some phrases flow from one to the other and have vocal quality at times. Rhythmic and melodic emphasis naturally falls on most beats.
Needs Improvement

The improvisation utilizes very few ornamentations or complex rhythms. Few phrases flow from one to the other or have vocal quality at times. Rhythmic and melodic emphasis is awkward.
Targeted Instruction

The improvisation utilizes no ornamentations or complex rhythms. Phrases do not flow from one to the other or have vocal quality. Rhythmic and melodic emphasis is not apparent.
Musical Effect and Overall Improv
Advanced

The improvisation exceeds expectations with regards to confidence of performance, fluency, intonation, tone, articulation, creativity, and accuracy.
Benchmarked

The improvisation meets expectations with regards to confidence of performance, fluency, intonation, tone, articulation, creativity, and accuracy.
Needs Improvement

The improvisation rarely meets expectations with regards to confidence of performance, fluency, intonation, tone, articulation, creativity, and accuracy.
Targeted Instruction

The improvisation does not meet expectations with regards to confidence of performance, fluency, intonation, tone, articulation, creativity, and accuracy.



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