Jazz Keyboard / Guitar / Bass Adjudication Sheet

Student Name

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Adjudication Date

Solo Grade (Circle one)

Adjudication Time

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Judge Code

COMPING (Piano / Guitar), Bass Lines
(Check ALL that apply — worth 2 points each, per box)
(Total column 1 and 2, divide by 2 = score)
Song Song
1
2
tone production produces a sound that is
characteristic of the given genre.
harmonic accuracy displays (a) an
understanding of harmonic sequence (b) use
of proper chord functions/bass line note
choices.
rhythmic accuracy displays a precision of
chord voicings/bass lines in tempo
appropriate style character of chordal
accompaniment/bass lines appropriate to
musical setting.
interaction displays an awareness of soloist/
ensemble with appropriate punctuation,
phrasing, conversational interplay.
appropriate voicings (piano/guitar only)
display smooth/logical voice leading
movement from chord to chord.
No Points Awarded Here

PREPARED SOLO EVALUATION
TONE
The student's tone: (Check ONE only)
10
is full, rich, and characteristic of the tone quality
of the instrument.
8
is of a characteristic tone quality in most ranges
most of the time.
6
is sometimes of a characteristic tone quality of
the instrument.
is slightly thin, unfocused, or harsh.
4
2
is consistently thin, unfocused, or harsh.
NOTE ACCURACY
The student performs: (Check ONE only)
10
all pitches/notes accurately.
most pitches/notes accurately.
8
6
many pitches/notes accurately.
4
pitches/notes accurately.
few pitches/notes accurately (i.e. missing key
2
signatures, accidentals, etc.).
Rev. 10/10/2000

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VI

Region Only Comments Only (Circle one)
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INTONATION (GUITAR / BASS ONLY)
The student's intonation: (Check ONE only)
10
is accurate throughout.
is accurate most of the time.
8
is basically accurate, but does not adjust
6
problem pitches to an acceptable standard.
demonstrates a limited understanding of
4
intonation. Student makes no apparent attempt
at adjustment of problem pitches.
is consistently inaccurate.
2
RHYTHMIC ACCURACY
The student performs: (Check ONE only)
10
rhythms accurately throughout.
8
most rhythms accurately, but lacks precise
interpretation of some rhythm patterns.
many rhythmic patterns accurately, but some
6
lack precision (approx. of rhythm).
4
some rhythmic patterns accurately.
2
few rhythmic patterns accurately.
TEMPO
The student's tempo: (Check ONE only)
10
is consistent with the printed tempo markings.
8
approaches the printed tempo markings.
is inappropriate and/or occasionally rushes
6
and/or drags.
4
is occasionally accurate but continually rushes
and/or drags.
is inaccurate or inconsistent.
2
TECHNIQUE
The student performs: (Check ALL that apply - worth 1
point each)

appropriate and accurate fingerings.
appropriate slurs/legato as marked.
appropriate accents as marked.
appropriate ornamentation as marked.
appropriate length of notes as marked, (i.e.
staccato, legato, etc.).
No Points Awarded Here

REMEMBER to check ALL that apply for rating scales
inside a box

(i. 1 with a proper sense of meter throughout. etc. 1 NOTE ACCURACY The student performs: (Check ONE only) 5 all pitches/notes accurately. etc. but lacks precise 4 interpretation of some rhythm patterns. 1.e. 1 a limited amount of musicality and musical understanding. 2 1 few rhythmic patterns accurately. etc.5 understanding.5 all improvised phrases in proper context of contrasting harmonic changes. contrasting rhythmic patterns which include 2 divisions and/or subdivisions of large beats and show competence in rhythmic creativity. appropriate slurs/legato as marked.). . but some phrases or 2 dynamics are not consistent with the overall level of expression. with a high level of musicality.5 very little musical understanding.). appropriate ornamentation as marked. conversational interplay between solo and accompaniment and/or linear solo melodic dialog.5 with a fairly consistent tempo (steady beat) throughout. some rhythmic patterns accurately.PREPARED SOLO CONTINUED INTERPRETATION The student performs: (Check ALL that apply . a few interesting rhythmic patterns (divisions 1. No Points Awarded Here TOTAL SCORE (104 pts) Adjudicator's Signature Adjudicator's Signature Judge Code Date / / . but some 3 lack precision (approximation of rhythmic patterns used). glisses. 4 most pitches/notes accurately.5 and/or subdivisions) but without much contrast.5 the highest level of musicality including wellshaped phrases and dynamics. using appropriate jazz inflections (scoops. motivic development (use of sequential extensions). . INTERPRETATION The student demonstrates: (Check ONE only) 2. with an appropriate amount and style of vibrato for the period of the piece.e. No Points Awarded Here SIGHT-READING TEMPO The student's tempo: (Check ONE only) 5 is consistent with the printed tempo markings.e. most rhythms accurately. legato. syncopation. ghost notes. each) swing eighth notes as appropriate to the particular style and period of the solo. syncopated rhythms with appropriate articulations lending emphasis to syncopation.5 advanced rhythmic patterns (i.5 outside the context of harmonic changes. 3 2 some pitches/notes accurately. CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING The student demonstrates: (Check ALL that apply — worth . RHYTHMIC ACCURACY The student performs: (Check ONE only) 5 rhythms accurately throughout. few pitches/notes accurately (i. and an end). approaches the printed tempo markings. . pickups. No Points Awarded Here COMPING & SOLO TOTAL (70% 74 pts) SIGHT-READING TOTAL (20% 20 pts) Rev.worth 1 pt.) which are creative and appropriate to the style and setting of the accompaniment. 10/10/2000 IMPROVISATION TOTAL (10% 10 pts) IMPROVISATION EVALUATION TONALITY The student performs: (Check ONE only) 2. a middle. appropriate accents as marked. missing key 1 signatures. all all of of . a moderate level of musicality and musical 1.). TECHNIQUE The student performs: (Check ALL that apply — worth 1 point each) appropriate and accurate fingerings. 2 is occasionally accurate but continually rushes and/or drags. but solo lacks rhythmic creativity. but only creates uncomplicated rhythmic patterns (large beat reference). etc. 4 is inappropriate and/or occasionally rushes 3 and/or drags. many rhythmic patterns accurately. staccato.. appropriate length of notes as marked. a high level of musicality. most improvised phrases in proper context of 2 contrasting harmonic changes. many pitches/notes accurately. including wellshaped phrases and dynamics. a chosen mood appropriate to musical setting. is inaccurate or inconsistent. RHYTHM The student performs: (Check ONE only) 2. linear/melodic invention rather than a reliance on unrelated melodic licks/scale sequences. accidentals. 1 some improvised phrases in proper context contrasting harmonic changes.5 points each) a comprehensive conceptual design of large-scale solo architecture (a beginning.5 many improvised phrases in proper context some of the contrasting harmonic changes.

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