Performer: _________________________ Guitar Performance Test Rubric CATEGORY 25 20 15 10 Chords Proper fingering All Proper fingering. One Proper fingering. Two Improper fingering strings ring finger misplaced fingers misplaced. Chord On time clean and quick Infrequent errors in Frequency of mistakes Frequent hesitation changes chords sound right away switching on time not all begins to interrupt flow on chord changes fingers get to the right of song hesitation on performance is place at the right time some chords halting on a few occasions Strum Up and down strokes are Infrequent errors or Strum pattern not Incorrect pattern, and Pattern all correct and wrist flows "stutters" in the correct, but is adjusted frequent stutters and loosely without strumming so that there are few hesitations interruption hesitations or stutters Strumming Strumming gives the Strumming gives the Too much or too little Too much or too little instrument a professional instrument a pressure is applied to pressure is applied to tone quality. professional tone the strings which the strings which quality but too much or somewhat detracts significantly detracts too little pressure is from the overall from the overall occasionally applied to performance. performance. the strings. This does not detract from the overall performance. Tempo Steady tempo throughout One or two tempo Tempo is unsteady, Unsteady tempo, glitches with immediate with several glitches, hesitation in recovery but large portions stay performance, tempo within a tempo, even if choice not close to it is not the original one requirement Rhythm The beat is secure and The beat is secure The beat is somewhat The beat is usually the rhythms are and the rhythms are erratic. Some rhythms erratic and rhythms accurate for the style of mostly accurate. are accurate. are seldom music being played. There are a few Frequent or repeated accurate detracting duration errors, but duration errors. significantly from these do not detract Rhythm problems the overall from the overall occasionally detract performance. performance. from the overall performance. Tone Tone is consistently Tone is focused, clear Tone is often The tone is often Quality focused, clear, and and centered through focused, clear and not focused, clear centered throughout the normal range of centered. Sometimes or centered the range of the the instrument. the tone is regardless of the instrument. Tone has a Occasionally too little uncontrolled in the range being played. professional quality. pressure is applied to normal playing Incorrect pressure the finger board but range.. Too little is applied to the does not detract from pressure is applied to fingerboard which the overall the finger board and significantly performance. occasionally detracts detracts from the from the overall overall performance. performance.
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