The Renaissance: A 6th Grade Interdisciplinary Unit 

MUSIC
RUBRIC FOR DESIGNING AND BUILDING A NEW INSTRUMENT

 

Honors

4

3

2

1

0

EASE OF PLAYING

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O
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D
 
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P
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Produced desired sound(s) easily.  Anyone can play it with little or no practice.

Produced desired sounds with a lot of practice.

Produces sounds with practice.

Produces one or no sound.

No instrument was developed.

HAS A UNIQUE SOUND

Instrument produces a very different sound, never before heard.

Instrument produces some totally unique sounds and some existing sounds.

Instrument sounds like a combination of existing instruments.

Instrument sounds like an existing instrument.

No instrument was developed.

HAS A COMPLIMENTARY SOUND

Instrument sound blends well with a group of like and/or unlike instruments.

Instrument sound blends well with similar instruments.

Instrument sound blends some with similar instruments.

Instrument sound does not blend well.

No instrument was developed.

HAS A "PLEASING" VISUAL AESTHETIC APPEAL

Is attractive to look at; has popular appeal.

Looks interesting.

Looks unpleasant, but makes great sound.

Looks very unappealing.

No instrument was developed.


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