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Music 150 Music Score Rubric Criteria Full Credit Half Credit No Credit Melody: 1 point Portray the melody your selected minute of music Your score demonstrates a solid understanding of melody and depicts it in a clear/interesting/creative way You demonstrate partial understanding of melody, or you depict it in a lazy or unclear way You neglect to depict melody at all Rhythm: 1 point Portray the rhythm of your selected minute of music Your score demonstrates a solid understanding of rhythm and depicts it in a clear/interesting/creative way You demonstrate some understanding of rhythm, or you depict it in a lazy or unclear way You neglect to depict rhythm at all Texture: 1 point Portray the texture of your selected minute of music Your score demonstrates a solid understanding of what texture means and depicts the texture of your selected minute of music in a cool/clear way You sort of demonstrate texture, or do so in a lazy way You don’t deal with texture at all Color: 1 point Use at least two colors to indicate something about the music You use color in a cool or helpful way to symbolize certain chosen aspects of the music, and it’s clear what the colors indicate You use only one color, or it’s unclear what the colors are meant to indicate No color or totally unclear Craftsmanship: 5 points Your score demonstrates careful work and planning; includes time stamps; describes entire minute of selected song; and is beautiful/compelling/creative/ or interesting Your notation is coherent and legible You use time stamps so we can tell where we are in the song when we try to follow your score You notate the entire minute of the song Your score is cool in some way Your score is legible but lacks coherence And/or no time stamps And/or you neglect to notate the entire minute And/or your score displays a certain thoughtlessness or laziness or lack of effort Your score is illegible or incoherent No time stamp Impossible to follow or incomplete Lazy (e.g. just ballpoint pen squiggles on a ripped out piece of notebook paper, come on get real) Essay: Perception: 2 points Identify what you hear in your selected minute in terms of melody, texture, rhythm, etc. Full description, clear Patchy description, or unclear/ vague No real description of specific musical elements Essay: Response: 2 points Describe how what you hear in the music relates to your notation Clear and thoughtful relationship between music and notation Relationship between music and notation is unclear or only partially clear You make no real attempt to describe the relationship between the music and your notation Essay: Mechanics: 2 points Essay is well organized, has clear structure, few or no grammar/ punctuation/spelling mistakes Essay is somewhat disorganized; some grammar etc. mistakes Essay is incoherent; many mistakes