• NAI Playing Test

     

    NAME:___________________________________

     

    SCORE:______/??

     

    Superior=5 points    Excellent=4 points    Average=3 points    Fair=2 points   Poor=1 point

     

    Rhythmic Accuracy

     

    Superior

     

    Performs rhythms with 100% accuracy and with steady tempo

     

     Excellent

     

    Performs rhythms with 90% or more accuracy and with nearly steady tempo.

     

    Average

     

    Performs rhythms between 80-89% accuracy and with wavering tempo.

     

    Fair

     

    Performs rhythms between 70-79% accuracy and with wavering tempo.

     

    Poor

     

    Performs rhythms between 69% or less accuracy and with tempo that varied greatly.

     

    Note Accuracy

     

    Superior

     

    Performs notes with 100% accuracy.

     

    Excellent

     

    Performs notes between 90% or more accuracy.

     

    Average

     

    Performs notes between 80-89% accuracy.

     

    Fair

     

    Performs notes between 70-79% accuracy.

     

    Poor

     

    Performs notes between 69% or less accuracy.

     

    Tone

     

    Superior

     

    Has a characteristic tone for instrument/ensemble for grade level. Played with correct embouchure formation. Mallets always bounced off of bars.

     

    Excellent

     

    Tone is mostly characteristic for grade level. Played with nearly correct embouchure formation. Mallets usually bounced off of bars.

     

    Average

     

    Tone is close to grade level. Played with somewhat correct embouchure formation. Mallets sometimes bounced off of bars.

     

    Fair

     

    Tone is below level.  Played with fair embouchure formation. Mallets rarely bounced off of bars.

     

    Poor

     

    Tone is falls far below grade level. Did not played with correct embouchure formation. Mallets never bounced off of bars.

     

    Wind/Brass

    Fundamentals

     

    Superior

     

    Sat with perfect posture and instrument carriage.

     

    Excellent

     

    Sat with nearly perfect posture and instrument carriage. Was not deficient in more than one area.

     

    Average

     

    Struggled to sit with proper posture instrument carriage. Was deficient in two areas.

     

    Fair

     

    Struggled to sit with proper posture, instrument carriage, and/or embouchure formation in all three areas.

     

    Poor

     

    Failed to sit with perfect posture, instrument carriage, and/or embouchure formation. Deficiency shown in all three areas.

     

    Percussion Fundamentals

     

    Superior

     

    Stood with perfect posture, and had correct stick grip. Sticking patterns were correct. Played rudiments with correct technique.

     

    Excellent

     

    Stood with nearly perfect posture and/or had nearly correct stick grip. Sticking patterns were nearly correct. Played rudiments with nearly correct technique.

     

    Average

     

    Stood with nearly correct posture and playing with correct stick grip. Sticking patterns had several errors. Rudiments were played with somewhat correct technique.

     

    Fair

     

    Had trouble standing with correct posture and playing with correct stick grip. Sticking patterns had many errors. Rudiments were not played with correct technique.

     

    Poor

     

    Failed to stand with correct posture and stick grip. Favored one hand for the majority of the exercise. Rudiments were not addressed.

     

    Phrasing

     

    Superior

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated proper phrasing.

     

    Excellent

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated   nearly proper phrasing with few additional breaths needed. Additional breaths were taken in appropriate places.

     

    Average

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated some attention towards phrasing; used several additional breaths. Additional breaths were usually taken in appropriate places.

     

    Fair

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated little attention towards phrasing; used several additional breaths. Additional breaths were not taken in appropriate places

     

    Poor

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated no attention towards phrasing; used too many breaths. Additional breaths were erratic and not taken in appropriate places.

     

    Dynamics

     

    Superior

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 100% of all written dynamics.

     

    Excellent

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 90% or more of all written dynamics.

     

    Average

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 80-89% of all written dynamics.

     

    Fair

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 70-79% of all written dynamics.

     

    Poor

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 69% or less of all written dynamics.

     

    Articulations

     

    Superior

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated all written articulations.

     

    Excellent

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 90% or more of all written articulations.

     

    Average

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 80-89% or more of all written articulations.

     

    Fair

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 70-9% or more of all written articulations.

     

    Poor

     

    The performance as a whole demonstrated 769% or less of all written articulations.

     

Last Modified on October 18, 2013